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Meaning of RIFLING

Pronunciation:  'rIfleeng

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearm
 

RIFLING is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: grooving
 
 See Also: formation, shaping

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ri"fling\, n.
(a) The act or process of making the grooves in a rifled
    cannon or gun barrel.
(b) The system of grooves in a rifled gun barrel or cannon.

{Shunt rifling}, rifling for cannon, in which one side of the
   groove is made deeper than the other, to facilitate
   loading with shot having projections which enter by the
   deeper part of the grooves.

 

 

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