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noun (n)

  • a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore (noun.artifact)
    He lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 As a military firearm it has superseded the musket. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • steal goods; take as spoils (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way (
    Synonym: go
    Who rifled through my desk drawers?.
    source: wordnet30
  • To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To raffle. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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