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rifle

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈraɪ.fl̩/
a type of gun with a long barrel (= part shaped like a tube), fired from the shoulder and designed to be accurate at long distances

rifle

verb [I or T] uk   us   /ˈraɪ.fl̩/
to search quickly through something, often in order to steal something: The safe had been rifled and the diamonds were gone. He rifled through the papers on the desk, but couldn't find the photographs.
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…
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