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pea rifle

  

      n   a small rifle  
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rifle          [1]  
      n  
1   
a    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  
b    (as modifier)  
rifle fire     
2    (formerly) a large cannon with a rifled bore  
3    one of the grooves in a rifled bore  
4    pl  
a    a unit of soldiers equipped with rifles  
b    (cap. when part of a name)  
the King's Own Rifles     
      vb   tr  
5    to cut or mould spiral grooves inside the barrel of (a gun)  
6    to throw or hit (a ball) with great speed  
     (C18: from Old French rifler to scratch; related to Low German rifeln from riefe groove, furrow)  

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rifle

  

      vb   burgle, despoil, go through, gut, loot, pillage, plunder, ransack, rob, rummage, sack, strip  

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