Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who rifles; a robber.
  • noun A hawk that does not return to the lure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who rifles; a robber.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who rifles.
  • noun A robber.

Etymologies

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rifle +‎ -er

Examples

  • The companies have been told that the vehicle should be able to protect its occupants from direct fire from small arms like 5.56 mm INSAS rifler.

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  • Achaeans ton northernly rifler decrementing: multistage …

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  • June 19, 2006, 11: 54 am adverse remortgages uk says: adverse remortgages uk almsman rifler effective

    The Volokh Conspiracy » My Exchange With Ramesh Ponnuru in The Corner

  • Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French rifler to scratch, file, plunder, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German riffilOn to saw, obsolete Dutch rijffelen to scrape transitive senses

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  • Riff and raff are half-rhyming quasi-nouns from the Old French rifler, “to rifle, ransack,” and raffler, “to ravage, snatch away,” applied to things of little value.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Riff and raff are half-rhyming quasi-nouns from the Old French rifler, “to rifle, ransack,” and raffler, “to ravage, snatch away,” applied to things of little value.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Yet, after so many battles won in the field and Diet; after titanic contests with kings in Christendom, and Solyman in the east, to fall, by the mockery of fate, into the grasp of a thieving mountain rifler --

    Under the Rose

  • The town was in a ferment as the news spread, and there were fierce suspicious men among Hobart's hearers who already had the rifler of graves in their eye.

    Auld Licht Idylls

  • The town was in a ferment as the news spread, and there were fierce suspicious men among Hobart's hearers who already had the rifler of graves in their eye.

    Auld Licht Idyls

  • Had that midnight rifler of safes and vaults been any other on earth than the man he was, the old retainer would have rushed upon him and struck to save the Weymouth property.

    Roads of Destiny

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