-bore suffix Definition in British English Dictionary
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-boresuffix

uk   /-bɔːr/  us   /-bɔːr/ mainly UK (US usually -gauge)
used in adjectives to express the width of the space inside a cylinder, especially the inside of a gun barrel (= part shaped like a tube): a twelve-bore shotgun
Translations of “-bore”
in Chinese (Traditional) …口徑的,…內膛的…
in Chinese (Simplified) …口径的,…内膛的…
(Definition of -bore suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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