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Meaning & Definition of Rifle in English

English

Rifle

/raɪfəl/

noun

1. A shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore

  • "He lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired"
    synonym:
  • rifle

verb

1. Steal goods

  • Take as spoils
  • "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
    synonym:
  • plunder
  • ,
  • despoil
  • ,
  • loot
  • ,
  • reave
  • ,
  • strip
  • ,
  • rifle
  • ,
  • ransack
  • ,
  • pillage
  • ,
  • foray

2. Go through in search of something

  • Search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way
  • "Who rifled through my desk drawers?"
    synonym:
  • rifle
  • ,
  • go

Examples of using

You can find him at the rifle range.
The kick of the rifle can break your shoulder.
Clean the barrel of this rifle.