rifle bullet


rifle bullet
bullet shot from a rifle

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Bullet — This article is about firearms projectiles. For other uses, see Bullet (disambiguation). Lead soft point, boat tailed, copper jacketed bullets A bullet is a projectile propelled by a firearm, sling, or air gun. Bullets do not normally contain… …   Wikipedia

  • rifle shot — noun the distance that a rifle bullet will carry the target was out of rifle range • Syn: ↑rifle range • Hypernyms: ↑range, ↑reach * * * rifle shot noun • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rifle range — noun 1. the distance that a rifle bullet will carry the target was out of rifle range • Syn: ↑rifle shot • Hypernyms: ↑range, ↑reach 2. a range where people can practice shooting rifles during the war they turned the bowling alleys into rifle… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bullet drop — is the name given to the tendency of a bullet to drop in flight due to the effect of gravity. It is important to understand the ballistics of a given cartridge when zeroing the weapon. For example, Hornady lists a bullet drop of 42.40 in (1.076… …   Wikipedia

  • Bullet — Bul let, n. [F. boulet, dim. of boule ball. See {Bull} an edict, and cf. {Boulet}.] 1. A small ball. [1913 Webster] 2. A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bullet tree — Bullet Bul let, n. [F. boulet, dim. of boule ball. See {Bull} an edict, and cf. {Boulet}.] 1. A small ball. [1913 Webster] 2. A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bullet wood — Bullet Bul let, n. [F. boulet, dim. of boule ball. See {Bull} an edict, and cf. {Boulet}.] 1. A small ball. [1913 Webster] 2. A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rifle — Ⅰ. rifle [1] ► NOUN 1) a gun, especially one fired from shoulder level, having a long spirally grooved barrel to make a bullet spin and thereby increase accuracy over a long distance. 2) (rifles) troops armed with rifles. ► VERB 1) (usu. as adj.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Rifle — A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, with a barrel that has a helical groove or pattern of grooves ( rifling ) cut into the barrel walls. The raised areas of the rifling are called lands, which make contact with the… …   Wikipedia

  • Rifle grenade — A rifle grenade is a form of grenade that utilizes a rifle as a launch mechanism to increase the effective range of the grenade. The idea was first widely put into service during World War I and continues to this day. Many armies have replaced… …   Wikipedia


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