What does the word rifle mean?

Usage examples for rifle

  1. Give him a rifle. – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  2. At the last, when she was ready, she picked up her rifle and turned to us. – More Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. Pierrot followed, and in going he caught up his rifle. – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood