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Definition 1: a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where rifle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired

(rifle is a kind of ...) a portable gun

"he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"

(... is a kind of rifle ) light automatic rifle

(... is a kind of rifle ) a semiautomatic rifle

(... is a kind of rifle ) an extremely powerful rifle developed for the military; capable of destroying light armored vehicles and aircraft more than a mile away

(... is a kind of rifle ) a shoulder rifle

(rifle is a part of ...) a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

(rifle is a part of ...) action mechanism in a modern rifle or shotgun; a back and forward motion of a sliding lever ejects the empty shell case and cocks the firearm and loads a new round

(rifle is a part of ...) the butt end of a rifle

Definition 2: go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way - [verb of contact]

Samples where rifle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Who rifled through my desk drawers?

Synonyms for rifle in the sense of this definition

(rifle is a kind of ...) subject to a search

"The police searched the suspect" "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

Definition 3: steal goods; take as spoils - [verb of possession]

Samples where rifle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

Synonyms for rifle in the sense of this definition

(rifle is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

(... is a kind of rifle ) strip of honors, possessions, or attributes

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