any of several birds of paradise of Australia, having a long bill, dark plumage, and elaborate courtship displays.
any of various birds of paradise of the genera Ptiloris and Craspedophora, such as C. magnifica (magnificent riflebird)
noun 1. any of several birds of paradise of Australia, having a long bill, dark plumage, and elaborate courtship displays.
noun 1. a shoulder firearm with spiral grooves cut in the inner surface of the gun barrel to give the bullet a rotatory motion and thus a more precise trajectory. 2. one of the grooves. 3. a cannon with such grooves. 4. (often initial capital letter) rifles, any of certain military units or bodies equipped […]
noun 1. a shotgun projectile with helical grooves on its sides for imparting a spin to it when it is fired through the smooth bore of the shotgun.