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Meaning of "rifle" in Essential American English Dictionary

rifle

noun   /ˈrɑɪ·fəl/
a long gun that you hold against your shoulder when you shoot
Translations of “rifle”
in Arabic بُنْدُقِيّة…
in Korean 소총…
in Malaysian senapang…
in French fusil, carabine…
in Turkish tüfek…
in Italian fucile, carabina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 來福槍, 步槍…
in Russian винтовка…
in Polish karabin, strzelba…
in Vietnamese súng trường…
in Spanish rifle…
in Portuguese rifle…
in Thai ปืนยาว…
in German das Gewehr…
in Catalan rifle…
in Japanese (銃身の長い)銃, ライフル…
in Indonesian senapan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 来复枪, 步枪…
(Definition of rifle from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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