Definition Of rifle

verb

a gun, especially one fired from shoulder level, having a long spirally grooved barrel intended to make a bullet spin and thereby have greater accuracy over a long distance.

If you might have to fire a rifle or shotgun indoors, keep your hearing protection near the gun.

hit, throw, or kick (a ball or puck) hard and straight.

he rifled a hard, rising shot from just inside the blue line

make spiral grooves in (a gun or its barrel or bore) to make a bullet spin and thereby have greater accuracy over a long distance.

a line of replacement rifled barrels

search through something in a hurried way in order to find or steal something.

she rifled through the cassette tapes

Example Of rifle

  • a hunting rifle

  • A minute later the visitors were punished for their miss when Lennon took a pass on the turn and rifled the ball into the right-hand corner to give Monksland the lead.

  • All that, plus its finely rifled .177 caliber barrel, contribute a lot to this pistol's terrific precision.

  • An inspector rifled through discarded bin bags outside her home in Openshaw and is believed to have found a handwritten letter which had her name written on it.

  • Another development applied to both handgun and rifle bullets is a " bonding " process.


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