from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no rifling within the barrel. Used of a firearm.
- n. A firearm having no rifling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having a bore with a smooth interior, ie. one that has not been rifled
- n. a cannon, gun or other firearm that has an unrifled barrel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a bore of perfectly smooth surface; -- distinguished from
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Smooth-bored; not rifled: as, a smooth-bore gun. Compare choke-bore.
- n. A firearm with a smooth-bored barrel; in contradistinction to rifle, or rifled gun.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a firearm; not having rifling or internal spiral grooves inside the barrel
- n. a firearm that has no rifling
I've had god luck with the brenneke slugs in smoothbore guns!!!
I've shot very good groups with Federal TruBalls in smoothbore barrels.
My browning smoothbore is very accurate with remington sluggers. 3 to 4 inch groups at 100 yds.
Iron shot for the smoothbore was a solid, round shot, cast in fairly accurate molds; the mold marks that invariably show on all cannonballs were of small importance, for the ball did not fit the bore tightly.
I unhesitatingly predict, Inspector, that if you search Mills's flat you'll find some kind of smoothbore gun, maybe a blunderbuss or even a shotgun.
As we emerged from the woods a soldier rose out of the grass and, leveling his "smoothbore" at us, called out, "Halt there!"
In addition there are times when nozzles with fixed sized openings, such as smoothbore nozzles or fixed gallonage nozzles, do not receive their rated nozzle pressures and do not flow their identified flow rates.
Tactics in the mid-eighteenth century reflected the fact that the smoothbore musket was not only limited in range but inaccurate; the excitement and stress of combat just made things worse.
The 400 firearms that the Dutch supplied to the Mohawks in 1648 with undeniably bloody consequences were not "rifles" but smoothbore muskets: It would be another century before rifles became common among either whites or Indians on the frontier.
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