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verb (used with object), rifled, rifling.
to ransack and rob (a place, receptacle, etc.).
to search and rob (a person).
to plunder or strip bare.
to steal or take away.

a firearm having a long barrel with a spirally grooved interior, which imparts to the bullet spinning motion and thus greater accuracy over a longer range
(as modifier): rifle fire

(formerly) a large cannon with a rifled bore
one of the grooves in a rifled bore

a unit of soldiers equipped with rifles
(capital when part of a name): the Rifle Brigade

verb (transitive)
to cut or mould spiral grooves inside the barrel of (a gun)
to throw or hit (a ball) with great speed
verb (transitive)
to search (a house, safe, etc) and steal from it; ransack
to steal and carry off: to rifle goods from a shop


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  • Riflery

    noun 1. the art, practice, or sport of shooting at targets with rifles. noun (US) 1. rifle shots 2. the practice or skill of rifle marksmanship

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  • Rifling

    noun 1. the act or process of cutting spiral grooves in a gun barrel, pipe, etc. 2. the system of spiral grooves so cut. noun 1. the act or process of ransacking or robbing. noun 1. a shoulder firearm with spiral grooves cut in the inner surface of the gun barrel to give the bullet […]

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