Crossword clues for rifle
- Biathlete's weapon
- Browning, for one
- One taking a long shot?
- Garand, e.g.
- Boone's weapon
- Springfield, for one
- Hurl fast
- Repeater, maybe
- Mauser, e.g.
- Garand or M-1
- M-1, e.g.
- Small amount
- Weapon for a jaeger
- Jaeger's companion
- Jaeger's weapon
- G.I. issue
- Sentry's need
- Place for a bayonet
- Winchester product
- Hunter's weapon
- Garand, for one
- Chassepot, e.g.
- Ransack; plunder
- Kind of range
- Biathlon equipment
- Search messily
- M-1, for one
- Winchester, e.g.
- Ransack and rob
- M-16, e.g.
- Search and rob
- Winchester, for one
- Biathlon need
- Biathlete's burden
- Biathlete's need
- Springfield, e.g.
- Go through
- Long arm
- Long arm?
- Something to get a kick out of
- Drill item
- The "R" in N.R.A.
- Sharpshooter's weapon
- Remington product
- AK-47, e.g.
- Rummage (through)
- It can kick back
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rifle \Ri"fle\, v. t.
To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon.
To whet with a rifle. See Rifle, n.,
Rifle \Ri"fle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rifled; p. pr. & vb. n. Rifling.] [F. rifler to rifle, sweep away; of uncertain origin. CF. Raff.]
To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off.
Till time shall rifle every youthful grace.
To strip; to rob; to pillage.
Stand, sir, and throw us that you have about ye: If not, we'll make you sit and rifle you.
To raffle. [Obs.]
Rifle \Ri"fle\, n. [Akin to Dan. rifle, or riffel, the rifle of a gun, a chamfer (cf. riffel, riffelb["o]sse, a rifle gun, rifle to rifle a gun, G. riefeln, riefen, to chamfer, groove), and E. rive. See Rive, and cf. Riffle, Rivel.]
A gun, the inside of whose barrel is grooved with spiral channels, thus giving the ball a rotary motion and insuring greater accuracy of fire. As a military firearm it has superseded the musket.
pl. (Mil.) A body of soldiers armed with rifles.
A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes.
Rifle pit (Mil.), a trench for sheltering sharpshooters.
Rifle \Ri"fle\, v. i.
To raffle. [Obs.]
To commit robbery. [R.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1775, "portable firearm having a spirally grooved bore," used earlier of the grooves themselves (1751), noun use of rifled (pistol), 1680s, from verb meaning "to cut spiral grooves in" (a gun barrel); see rifle (v.2).
"to plunder," early 14c. (implied in rifling), from Old French rifler "strip, filch, plunder, peel off (skin or bark), fleece," literally "to graze, scratch" (12c.), probably from a Germanic source (compare Old English geriflian "to wrinkle," Old High German riffilon "to tear by rubbing," Old Norse rifa "to tear, break"). Related: Rifled; rifling.
"to cut spiral grooves in" (a gun barrel), 1630s, probably from French rifler, from Old French rifler "to scratch or groove" (see rifle (v.1)). Related: Rifled; rifling.
n. A long firearm firing a single projectile, usually with a rifled barrel to improve accuracy. vb. 1 to search with intent to steal; to ransack, pillage or plunder. 2 To scan many items (especially papers) in a set, quickly. ''(See also riffle[http://verbmall.blogspot.com/2008/05/riffle-or-rifle.html])'' 3 To add a spiral to the interior of a gun bore to make a fired bullet spin in flight to improve range and accuracy. 4 To strike something with great power.
go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my desk drawers?" [syn: go]
n. a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore; "he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired"
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A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, with a barrel that has a helical groove or pattern of grooves (" rifling") cut into the barrel walls. The raised areas of the rifling are called "lands," which make contact with the projectile (for small arms usage, called a bullet), imparting spin around an axis corresponding to the orientation of the weapon. When the projectile leaves the barrel, this spin lends gyroscopic stability to the projectile and prevents tumbling, in the same way that a properly thrown American football or rugby ball behaves. This allows the use of aerodynamically-efficient pointed bullets (as opposed to the spherical balls used in muskets) and thus improves range and accuracy. The word "rifle" originally referred to the grooving, and a rifle was called a "rifled gun." Rifles are used in warfare, hunting and shooting sports.
Typically, a bullet is propelled by the contained deflagration of an explosive compound (originally black powder, later cordite, and now nitrocellulose), although other means such as compressed air are used in air rifles, which are popular for vermin control, hunting small game, formal target shooting and casual shooting (" plinking").
'''Rifle '''is an Italian clothing company founded in 1958 in Prato. They were most famous for their jeans during the 1980s, especially in the USSR, Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia and the rest of Eastern Europe. They were also very popular in Switzerland, UK, Israel and Holland between 1975 and 1990. There are upscale lines of Rifle Jeans, called Super Rifle, Golden Rifle and Royal Rifle.
A rifle is a firearm with a stock and a barrel that has a spiral groove or grooves ("rifling") cut into its interior.
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Usage examples of "rifle".
There were still some addax antelope down in the dunes, but mostly the local sheiks had sportingly shot them out, using high-powered rifles with telescopic sights from the backs of Land Rovers.
He waved a pulse cartridge rifle unsteadily with one hand, shooting again and again, but three armored cymeks pounced upon him from their own aerofoil vessels.
The rods were already coming out of the core as the muffled sound of automatic rifle fire sounded from the lower levels of the aft compartment.
This made Raymo a figure of respect among his fellow prisoners during the twenty months they would spend in the fortress of La Cabana listening to rifle reports from the moat, where the executions took place, each crisp volley followed by a precise echo, an afterclap, as the prisoners thought about the dog that lived in the moat, lapping up blood.
Van Duyn was ahorse with his rifle and was followed by the deCourteneys, with Gabrielle in boyish hose and jerkin, and the other eleven, mostly young, with two women among them.
One, two, and he had the rifle up to his shoulder, aiming at the black spot of the owl.
The blazes were flaring high, and the man was standing by the tool shed, aiming a rifle.
Those glistening, dripping fangs were an inch from his legs when he squeezed the trigger, the rifle recoiling into his shoulder as the heavy slug tore through the arachnid and it stopped dead.
He was a natural horseman and an excellent shot with bow, arbalest and rifle, and often went off by himself for days at a time, hunting in the high ranges of hills where the Breas ran white and fast through the locks and ponds of the old canal system.
Sir John Ardagh pointed out there would be nothing to prevent a state from constructing rifles of a new pattern and storing them in arsenals until needed.
He had few friends here, but his father was at his back, and Axel stood on the other side of the room with his rifle within reach.
Axel and Jed were still there, Axel leaning on his rifle, pulling on his beard.
Ilias gave him a tight smile back, then dodged sideways to recapture Balin as she ran toward one of the fallen Gardier rifles.
Twelve thousand tons displacement, four 250-mm rifles in twin turrets fore and aft, eight 175mm in four twin-tube wing turrets, eight 155mm in barbette mounts on either side, 200mm main belt, face-hardened alloy steel.
The uniform was on fire, and the mob behind fell on the Spartan wounded in the street below the Marine position with clubs and tools and bayoneted rifles.