Associations to the word «Rifle»


RIFLE, noun. A long firearm firing a single projectile, usually with a rifled barrel to improve accuracy.
RIFLE, noun. A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes.
RIFLE, verb. To search with intent to steal; to ransack, pillage or plunder.
RIFLE, verb. To scan many items (especially papers) in a set, quickly. (See also riffle[1])
RIFLE, verb. To add a spiral to the interior of a gun bore to make a fired bullet spin in flight to improve range and accuracy.
RIFLE, verb. To strike something with great power.
RIFLE, verb. (intransitive) To commit robbery.
RIFLE, verb. (transitive) To strip of goods; to rob; to pillage.
RIFLE, verb. To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off.
RIFLE, verb. To raffle.
RIFLE GREEN, noun. A dark green colour, like that of the British Army rifleman uniform.
RIFLE GREEN, adjective. Of a dark green colour, like that of the British army rifleman uniform.
RIFLE PIT, noun. (military) A trench for sheltering sharpshooters.
RIFLE PITS, noun. Plural of rifle pit
RIFLE RANGE, noun. A shooting range for shooting rifles.
RIFLE RANGES, noun. Plural of rifle range

Dictionary definition

RIFLE, noun. A shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore; "he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired".
RIFLE, verb. Steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners".
RIFLE, verb. Go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my desk drawers?".

Wise words

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