rifle


rifle
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rifle [1] NOUN 1) a gun, especially one fired from shoulder level, having a long spirally grooved barrel to make a bullet spin and thereby increase accuracy over a long distance. 2) (rifles) troops armed with rifles.
VERB 1) (usu. as adj. rifled) make spiral grooves in (a gun or its barrel or bore). 2) hit or kick (a ball) hard and straight.
ORIGIN from French rifler 'graze, scratch' .
Ⅱ.
rifle [2] VERB 1) search through something hurriedly to find or steal something. 2) steal.
ORIGIN Old French rifler 'graze, plunder' .

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  • rifle — rifle …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • rifle — [ rifl ] n. m. • 1833 n. f.; mot angl., de to rifle, du fr. rifler ♦ Carabine d origine anglaise (et par ext. pistolet) à long canon rayé. « L arrière garde montée suit, le rifle en bandoulière, le chapeau de cuir sur l oreille » (Cendrars).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rifle — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rifle Springfield 1903. Rifle es un término de origen anglosajón (rifle) con el que se designa genéricamente a cualquier arma larga, como fusiles o carabinas, cuya ánima está rayada para estabi …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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}.] 1. A gun, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}.] 1. To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off. [1913 Webster] Till time shall rifle every… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rifle — Ri fle, v. t. 1. To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon. [1913 Webster] 2. To whet with a rifle. See {Rifle}, n., 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rifle — Rifle, CO U.S. city in Colorado Population (2000): 6784 Housing Units (2000): 2586 Land area (2000): 4.290603 sq. miles (11.112611 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.039498 sq. miles (0.102299 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.330101 sq. miles (11.214910 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Rifle, CO — U.S. city in Colorado Population (2000): 6784 Housing Units (2000): 2586 Land area (2000): 4.290603 sq. miles (11.112611 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.039498 sq. miles (0.102299 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.330101 sq. miles (11.214910 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • rifle — sustantivo masculino 1. Fusil de cañón estriado en espiral: En el Oeste, todo hombre que se preciara tenía su rifle …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • rifle — (Del ingl. rifle). m. Fusil rayado de procedencia norteamericana …   Diccionario de la lengua española


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