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Definition of rifle:

  1. A body of soldiers armed with rifles.
  2. 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 As a military firearm it has superseded the musket.
  3. A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes.
  4. To commit robbery.
  5. To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon.
  6. To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off.
  7. To strip; to rob; to pillage.
  8. To whet with a rifle. See Rifle, n., 3.

Synonyms:

exit, work, rake, sack, choke, low-powered, kick the bucket, Mauser, extend, plunder, endure, blend, discase, snatch, rook and rabbit, cash in one's chips, BB gun, locomote, stick, pass, Sharps, sort, Berdan, pillage, fail, Francini-Martini, recoilless, Krag-Jorgensen, dredge, break down, reave, start, perish, Berthier, buy the farm, rob, decease, Garrand, AK-47, deprive, Sober, M-1, operate, search out, snuff it, belong, sound, lead, move, denude, bare, live, proceed, dismantle, unclothe, Mannlicher, ransack, Peabody-Martini, Lee straight-pull, undress, violate, strip down, function, Schulhof, disinvest, become, run short, depart, last, seek out, uncase, disrobe, go away, semi-automatic, M-16, clean, hold out, burgle, get going, M-14, peel, leach, give out, Enfield, air rifle, travel, walk off with, repeating, die, scavenge, iron, 0.45, double-barrelled, help yourself to something, plump, break, blend in, pass away, rape, denudate, match, muzzle-loading, mug, automatic, hunt down, run low, live on, loot, go bad, conk out, conk, derringer, go through, breech-loading, run, hold up, Lee-Metford, give way, Johnson, expire, survive, Springfield, saloon, troll, pop off, look out for, Lebel, spoil, air gun, drop dead, go, give-up the ghost, Minie, hunt, foray, dig, get, run away with, divest, Martini-Henry, croak, despoil, high-powered, Schneider repeating, pick through, steal, Chassepot, fit, strip.

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