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free-bored

[ free-bawrd, -bohrd ]

adjective

  1. (of a rifle) having a bore that is not rifled within a short distance of the breech, so that a fired cartridge travels about 1/2 inch (1.3 centimeters) before being engaged by the lands, thus reducing initial high pressures.


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