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Definition of Rifle

Rifle

  1. To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off.
  2. To strip; to rob; to pillage.
  3. To raffle.
  4. To raffle.
  5. To commit robbery.
  6. A gun, the inside of whose barrel is grooved with spiral channels, thus giving the ball a rotary motion and insuring greater accuracy of fire. As a military firearm it has superseded the musket.
  7. A body of soldiers armed with rifles.
  8. A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes.
  9. To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon.
  10. To whet with a rifle. See Rifle, n., 3.

Rifle Quotations

People often ask me how I feel about my invention being used to kill people every day and the AK being a common weapon of ethnic conflicts. I want to make it clear that I created my assault rifle to protect my country. You can blame politicians for its spreading out of control on a global scale.
Mikhail Kalashnikov

You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.
Isoroku Yamamoto

The only real power comes out of a long rifle.
Joseph Stalin

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier.
Rudyard Kipling

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Theodore Roosevelt
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Rifle Translations

rifle in Dutch is geweer, roer
rifle in French is fusil, carabine
rifle in German is Gewehr
rifle in Italian is fucile, carabina
rifle in Portuguese is espingarda
rifle in Spanish is fusil, rifle, escopeta, carabina
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