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English definition of “air rifle”

air rifle

noun [C]    
a gun with a long barrel (= part shaped like a tube ) that is fired from the shoulder and uses air pressure to fire a pellet (= small metal ball ) → Compare airgunHandguns and riflesAiming and aimHand weapons
(Definition of air rifle noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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