- a type of magazine rifle, first made in about 1866.
Origin of Winchester rifle
1870–75; named after D. F. Winchester (1810–80), American manufacturer
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- trademark a breech-loading lever-action repeating rifle with a tubular magazine under the barrelOften shortened to: Winchester
Word Origin for Winchester rifle
C19: named after O. F. Winchester (1810–80), US manufacturer
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