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[mahr-tee-nee-hen-ree] /mɑrˈti niˈhɛn ri/
a breech-loaded .45 caliber rifle adopted in 1871 as the standard British service weapon, using a center-fire metallic cartridge filled with black powder.
Origin of Martini-Henry
after Swiss inventor Friedrich von Martini (1833-97), who designed the breech mechanism, and B. T. Henry (see Henry), who designed the barrel Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • One of them picked up my Martini-Henry, and the others urged him to fire it off.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • The Khedivial soldiers had 120 rounds of Martini-Henry cartridges.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • There are 6000 fighting men, all armed with Martini-Henry rifles, stolen from the Turks.

    Albania E. F. Knight
  • Every one had a Martini-Henry rifle and a belt of cartridges.

    Albania E. F. Knight
  • The tribesmen held their ground and maintained a continual fire from Martini-Henry rifles.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • The enemy appeared armed to a great extent with Martini-Henry rifles and Sniders, and their musketry was most harassing.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • The enemy, who were largely armed with Martini-Henry rifles, crept up to within 100 yards of the trenches.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • Dropping upon his knee he aimed at the dervish, but his Martini-Henry missed fire.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • The wazir departed in the morning with a Martini-Henry rifle which my husband sent to the sultan.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • This, however, was recovered, but not the whole stock of Martini-Henry cartridges and corn which was essential to existence.

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