[sen-truh l-fahyuh r]
Origin of central-fire
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for central-fire
A little beyond my fishing-basket is a sideboard which is littered with central-fire cartridges, tins of powder, and bags of shot.
They consequently lack the safety, reliability, and accuracy of the corresponding calibers in central-fire ammunition.Pistol and Revolver Shooting
A. L. A. Himmelwright
The central-fire cartridge, practically as now in use, was introduced into England in 1861 by Daw.
Many of these have been altered to breech-loaders, to shoot the central-fire cartridges, and are accurate and fine shooting arms.The Modern American Pistol and Revolver
A. C. Gould
The nearest size in central-fire cartridge to seven millimetres is called the 300, which is .3 of an inch.The Hand in the Dark
Arthur J. Rees