rifle

The Correct spelling is: rifle

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  • n.
      1. A firearm with a rifled bore, designed to be fired from the shoulder.
      2. An artillery piece or naval gun with such spiral grooves.
    1. rifles Troops armed with rifles.
    tr.v., -fled, -fling, -fles.

    To cut spiral grooves within (a gun barrel, for example).

    [From rifle, to cut spiral grooves in, from French rifler, from Old French, to plunder, scratch. See rifle2.]


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