smoothbore

[smooth-bawr, -bohr]
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adjective

(of firearms) having a bore that is smooth; not rifled.

noun

a smoothbore gun.

Nearby words

  1. smooth-shaven,
  2. smooth-spoken,
  3. smooth-talk,
  4. smooth-talking,
  5. smooth-tongued,
  6. smoothen,
  7. smoothhound,
  8. smoothie,
  9. smoothing circuit,
  10. smoothing iron

Origin of smoothbore

First recorded in 1790–1800; smooth + bore2

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British Dictionary definitions for smoothbore

smoothbore

noun

(modifier) (of a firearm) having an unrifled borea smoothbore musket
such a firearm
Derived Formssmoothbored, adjective

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