10 Definitions of Rifle

The meaning of the word rifle, the definition of Rifle:

n. - 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 As a military firearm it has superseded the musket.

n. - A body of soldiers armed with rifles.

n. - A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes.

v. t. - To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off.

v. t. - To strip; to rob; to pillage.

v. t. - To raffle.

v. i. - To raffle.

v. i. - To commit robbery.

v. t. - To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon.

v. t. - To whet with a rifle. See Rifle, n., 3.

The word "rifle" uses 5 letters: E F I L R

Direct anagrams of rifle:

filer flier lifer

Words formed by adding one letter before or after rifle, or to rifle in any order:

a - ferial   d - rifled   e - ferlie liefer refile relief   f - riffle   l - filler refill   m - filmer refilm   p - pilfer   r - rifler   s - filers fliers lifers rifles   t - filter lifter trifle   u - ireful   y - rifely  

Shorter words found within rifle:

ef el elf er fer fie fil file fir fire ie if il ire lei li lie lief lier life lire re ref rei reif riel rif rife rile

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