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Enfield rifle

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noun
a single-shot, muzzleloading rifle, of .577 caliber, used by the British army in the Crimean War and in limited numbers by both sides in the American Civil War.
a bolt-action, breech-loading, .303-caliber magazine rifle introduced in Britain in 1902.
an American .30-caliber rifle used in World War I by U.S. troops, patterned after the British Enfield rifle.
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Also called Enfield.

Origin of Enfield rifle

Named after Enfield, England, where it was first made

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British Dictionary definitions for Enfield rifle

Enfield rifle

noun
a breech-loading bolt-action magazine rifle, usually .303 calibre, used by the British army until World War II and by other countries
a 19th-century muzzle-loading musket used by the British army

Word Origin for Enfield rifle

C19: from Enfield, where it was first made
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