In this part of the country we call it blowout—when the mouth opens up in the middle of a hill and shoots stuff out like a rifle.
The charge against Morgan involved the sale of a rifle listed with an online gun marketplace called the Carolina Shooters Club.
She had been shot with a revolver by the front door, he with a military-style .223 rifle toward the back of the house.
The soldiers in 2nd Platoon, Blackfoot Company discovered his rifle, helmet, body armor and web gear in a neat stack.
The warden pulled over and fired his rifle at Dorner as he drove off.
He might see them and could force them to cover with his rifle even at long range.
Martin,” said Percival, “when are you to teach me to fire the rifle?
His rifle was in his arms, and the shotgun stood beside him.
Achang inquired, as he returned his rifle to its resting-place.
In vain I tried to lift my rifle and have one shot for my life.
1775, "portable firearm having a spirally grooved bore," used earlier of the grooves themselves (1751), noun use of rifled (pistol), 1680s, from verb meaning "to cut spiral grooves in" (a gun barrel); see rifle (v.2).
"to plunder," early 14c. (implied in rifling), from Old French rifler "strip, filch, plunder, peel off (skin or bark), fleece," literally "to graze, scratch" (12c.), probably from a Germanic source (cf. Old English geriflian "to wrinkle," Old High German riffilon "to tear by rubbing," Old Norse rifa "to tear, break"). Related: Rifled; rifling.
"to cut spiral grooves in" (a gun barrel), 1630s, probably from French rifler, from Old French rifler "to scratch or groove" (see rifle (v.1)). Related: Rifled; rifling.