from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a smooth bore. Used of a gun barrel.

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  • adj. Having a bore with a smooth interior, i.e. one that has not been rifled

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not rifled; not robbed; not stripped.

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


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un- +‎ rifled


  • The TruBall shoots very well; my unrifled Ithaca 37 prints sub-2-inch groups with them at 50 yards.

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  • The man was armed, but the women were burdened with his own belongings -- the medicine chest -- his saddle and bridle -- his unrifled mule-pack -- and, wonder of wonders! the presents Khinjan's sick had given him, including money and weapons.

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  • The prevailing weapon was a cumbersome unrifled musket.


  • First of all, because a gun with an unrifled barrel is only accurate to a few inches.

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  • Then attacking the other hand, he jumped down, fur unrifled, and walked off.

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  • Then I will expect to arrive at a gleaming airport, where I will be greeted by a chipper employee and quickly shuffled through security, where I will take off and land on time and be handed an unrifled bag.

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  • I mean, unrifled firearms are really inaccurate, and simply hitting a target at a distance is a challenge.


  • PRINCE HARRY, UNITED KINGDOM: When she was alive we completely took for granted her unrifled love of life.

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  • These obscene harpies, who deck themselves, in I know not what divine attributes, but who in reality are foul and ravenous birds of prey (both mothers and daughters) flutter over our heads, and souse down upon our tables, and leave nothing unrent, unrifled, unravaged, or unpolluted with the slime of their filthy offal. (p. 156) ...

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  • The first year of the war had been hard for her, but at least Stobrod had left his old unrifled musket, figuring he stood a chance of bettering his weaponry if he showed up empty-handed.

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