noun, Architecture. 1. a rib that runs along the ridge of a vault. 2. a stone or piece of timber placed at the apex of the gable in a vault or a timber roof.
noun, plural riflemen. 1. a soldier armed with a rifle. 2. a person skilled in the use of a rifle. noun (pl) -men 1. a person skilled in the use of a rifle, esp a soldier 2. Also called titipounamu. a wren, Acanthisitta chloris, of New Zealand: family Xenicidae See also bush wren
noun 1. a pit or short trench affording shelter to riflemen in firing at an enemy.
verb (used with object), rifled, rifling. 1. to ransack and rob (a place, receptacle, etc.). 2. to search and rob (a person). 3. to plunder or strip bare. 4. to steal or take away. noun 1. a firearm having a long barrel with a spirally grooved interior, which imparts to the bullet spinning motion and […]