Definitions

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  • adj. Having a spiral on the interior of a gun bore to make a fired bullet spin in flight to improve range and accuracy.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of rifle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of a firearm; having rifling or internal spiral grooves inside the barrel

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Examples

  • Slugs have a long “barrel time” and are still traveling down the barrel as the gun recoils up and (in rifled guns) to the left.

    How to Sight In Your Slug Shotgun

  • With the Penguins on the power play, Malkin rifled a slap shot over goalie Ryan Miller's left shoulder for the rookie's 19th goal.

    USATODAY.com - Hockey - Pittsburgh vs. Buffalo

  • The slug weighs 11/16 ounces, leaves the muzzle at 1800 fps (3-inch) or 1900 fps (31/2-inch), and is deadly accurate in rifled barrels.

    Slugfest 2003

  • She hung up the phone before the nurse could say a word and rifled through the closet.

    Little Earthquakes

  • These they broke open and rifled, that is, such of them as belonged to the murdered persons, and whatever they found there they shared among themselves.

    Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed

  • When a flintlock guy jumped on board with me, I gave him grief because his newfangled peice was "rifled", not a smoothbore like mine.

    The Gun Nut Survey: A highly biased, unofficial poll of 2,000 readers on all things shooting

  • But the name of the band has changed to - and I just kind of rifled through my head of some of the band names Steve and I made up, and I said Barenaked Ladies.

    Barenaked Ladies Debut, on Their Own Label

  • Some of the soldiers who had "rifled" the body of Dubrosc found a paper upon him which proved that the Frenchman was a spy in the service of

    The Rifle Rangers

  • JUNEAU EMPIRE Normally straight shooters on the House and Senate floor, members of the Alaska Legislature looked a little more 'rifled' on the grounds of Saturday's 12th Annual Legislative Team Shoot at the Juneau Gun Club Range.

    JuneauEmpire.com

  • Normally straight shooters on the House and Senate floor, members of the Alaska Legislature looked a little more 'rifled' on the grounds of Saturday's 12th Annual Legislative Team Shoot at the Juneau Gun Club Range.

    JuneauEmpire.com

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