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riflescope

[rahy-fuh l-skohp] /ˈraɪ fəlˌskoʊp/
noun
1.
a telescopic sight mounted on top of a rifle that helps to improve one's aim by magnifying and pinpointing a target.
Origin of riflescope
1960-1965
An Americanism dating back to 1960-65; rifle1 + scope
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