from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A firearm with a rifled bore, designed to be fired from the shoulder.
- n. An artillery piece or naval gun with such spiral grooves.
- n. Troops armed with rifles.
- transitive v. To cut spiral grooves within (a gun barrel, for example).
- transitive v. To search with intent to steal.
- transitive v. To ransack or plunder; pillage.
- transitive v. To rob: rifle a safe.
- intransitive v. To search vigorously: rifling through my drawers to find matching socks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long firearm firing a single projectile, usually with a rifled barrel to improve accuracy.
- v. to search with intent to steal; to ransack, pillage or plunder.
- v. To add a spiral to the interior of a gun bore to make a fired bullet spin in flight to improve range and accuracy.
- v. To strike something with great power.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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 As a military firearm it has superseded the musket.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.
- intransitive v. To raffle.
- intransitive v. To commit robbery.
- transitive v. To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off.
- transitive v. To strip; to rob; to pillage.
- transitive v. To raffle.
- transitive v. To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels.
- transitive v. To whet with a rifle. See Rifle, n., 3.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To seize and bear away by force; snatch away.
- To rob; plunder; pillage: often followed by of.
- To raffle; dispose of in a raffle.
- To commit robbery or theft.
- To raffle; play at dice or some other game of chance wherein the winner secures stakes previously agreed upon.
- In gun-making, to cut spiral grooves in (the bore of a gun-barrel).
- To whet, as a scythe, with a rifle.
- To groove firearms spirally along the interior of the bore.
- n. A firearm or a piece of ordnance having a barrel (or barrels) with a spirally grooved bore.
- n. A soldier armed with a rifle: so named at a time when the rifle was not the usual weapon of the infantry: as, the Royal Irish Rifles—that is, the 83d and 86th regiments of British infantry.
- n. A bent stick standing on the butt of the handle of a scythe.
- n. An instrument used after the manner of a whetstone for sharpening scythes, and consisting of a piece of wood coated with sharp sand or emery, with a handle at one end.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. steal goods; take as spoils
- v. go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way
- n. a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore
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