verb (used with or without object), rif·fled, rif·fling.
Related formsun·rif·fled, adjective
Can be confusedriffle rifle
Examples from the Web for riffling
One must be careful in riffling through history to draw insights for policy-making going forward: the lessons don't always apply.
He had pulled a deck of cards from his hip pocket, and now was riffling them with pointed interest.Bred of the Desert|Marcus Horton
It consists of riffling between the selected cards the proper number of indifferent ones.Sharps and Flats|John Nevil Maskelyne
You could save a lot of time by taking carbon copies, suggested The Phantom, riffling the sheets lying beside the machine.The Gray Phantom|Herman Landon
British Dictionary definitions for riffling
- a rapid in a stream
- a rocky shoal causing a rapid
- a ripple on water