(of a cartridge) having the primer in the centre of the base
(of a firearm) adapted for such cartridges
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Words nearby centre-fire
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Example sentences from the Web for centre-fire
Centre-fire cartridges are safer to handle, less liable to be injured by temperature, but far from perfect.The Modern American Pistol and Revolver|A. C. Gould