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Definition of 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 As a military firearm it has superseded the musket.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.
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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