[smooth -bawr, -bohr]
- a smoothbore gun.
Origin of smoothbore
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Examples from the Web for smoothbore
But the rifle had to be served more carefully than the smoothbore.Artillery Through the Ages
Our admiration for the smoothbore and its wholesale tactics was beyond expression.A Virginia Scout
Just inside these casemates are two 15-inch smoothbore Rodman guns.Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina
Smoothbore was left to his recollections and general musings.
To Smoothbore this was not evidence of any abandonment of the conspiracy.
- (modifier) (of a firearm) having an unrifled borea smoothbore musket
- such a firearm
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