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smoothbore

[ smooth-bawr, -bohr ]
/ ˈsmuðˌbɔr, -ˌboʊr /
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adjective

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

noun

a smoothbore gun.

Nearby words

smooth-shaven, smooth-spoken, smooth-talk, smooth-talking, smooth-tongued, smoothbore, smoothen, smoothhound, smoothie, smoothing circuit, smoothing iron

Origin of smoothbore

First recorded in 1790–1800; smooth + bore2
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British Dictionary definitions for smoothbore

smoothbore

/ (ˈsmuːðˌbɔː) /

noun

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