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Word Origin and History for lee-enfield


1902, named for J.P. Lee (1831-1904), U.S. designer of bolt action + Enfield (q.v.).

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Historical Examples

  • The Lee-Enfield rifle, caliber .303, is the arm of the infantry and cavalry.

    Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights

    Kelly Miller

  • The man used his Lee-Enfield rifle and scarcely waited to take aim.

  • He seemed to understand the mechanism of the Lee-Enfield and made some fair shooting at a moving target at two hundred yards.

  • A squad of sepoys with 303 Lee-Enfield rifles was drawn up five paces in front of it and fired a volley at its forehead.

  • He was getting old and limped of one leg where a Lee-Enfield bullet had perforated the calf.

    A Son Of The Sun

    Jack London