Origin of rifle1
Other definitions for rifle (2 of 2)
Origin of rifle2
synonym study for rifle
OTHER WORDS FROM riflerifler, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rifleriffle, rifle
How to use rifle in a sentence
Sighting in your rifle—making sure the scope is adjusted to accurately place a shot at the desired distance—is the bare minimum for preparing for a rifle hunt.
The pair were both clad in camouflage and grinning in front of a mountain vista, hunting rifles slung over their shoulders.Want to Win in Montana? It's the Environment, Stupid.|Elliott D. Woods|October 28, 2020|Outside Online
Some kids with an air rifle put two holes in the sleigh and one in me.All we want for Christmas is Mel Gibson’s Bad Santa in the Fatman trailer|Jennifer Ouellette|October 8, 2020|Ars Technica
"We would like our rocket to be reliable, like a Kalashnikov assault rifle," said Alexander Bloshenko, executive director of Roscosmos for Advanced Programs and Science.Russian space corporation unveils planned “Amur” rocket—and it looks familiar|Eric Berger|October 6, 2020|Ars Technica
In the photo, Parray was wearing an army uniform, carrying rifles and guns on his shoulders.
I knew because I rifled through his mail that terrible October morning.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He rifled through the bushes, his hand passing near my face.Handcuffs, Ropes, and an Open Window: How I Escaped an Unthinkable Childhood|Genyfer Spark|January 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Most of these slabs and tiles have disappeared, and many of the graves have long been rifled of their contents.
This Catacomb has been often rifled, and the galleries are strewn with marble fragments of its monuments.
Three-barrel guns were also made from one piece of steel, two bores for shot and the third rifled for a bullet.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Captain Ransom and Lieutenant Simpson had twelve-pounders, the others were three-inch rifled guns.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
My arms had been taken from me, and my pockets rifled of all their valuables, including my watch.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry|Willard Glazier
British Dictionary definitions for rifle (1 of 2)
- a firearm having a long barrel with a spirally grooved interior, which imparts to the bullet spinning motion and thus greater accuracy over a longer range
- (as modifier)rifle fire
- a unit of soldiers equipped with rifles
- (capital when part of a name)the Rifle Brigade