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7 definitions found
 for rifle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rifle \Ri"fle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rifled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Rifling.] [F. rifler to rifle, sweep away; of uncertain
     origin. CF. Raff.]
     1. To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry
        off.
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              Till time shall rifle every youthful grace. --Pope.
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     2. To strip; to rob; to pillage. --Piers Plowman.
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              Stand, sir, and throw us that you have about ye:
              If not, we'll make you sit and rifle you. --Shak.
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     3. To raffle. [Obs.] --J. Webster.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rifle \Ri"fle\, v. i.
     1. To raffle. [Obs.] --Chapman.
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     2. To commit robbery. [R.] --Bp. Hall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rifle \Ri"fle\, n. [Akin to Dan. rifle, or riffel, the rifle of
     a gun, a chamfer (cf. riffel, riffelb["o]sse, a rifle gun,
     rifle to rifle a gun, G. riefeln, riefen, to chamfer,
     groove), and E. rive. See Rive, and cf. Riffle, Rivel.]
     1. A gun, the inside of whose barrel is grooved with spiral
        channels, thus giving the ball a rotary motion and
        insuring greater accuracy of fire. As a military firearm
        it has superseded the musket.
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     2. pl. (Mil.) A body of soldiers armed with rifles.
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     3. A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material,
        used for sharpening scythes.
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     Rifle pit (Mil.), a trench for sheltering sharpshooters.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rifle \Ri"fle\, v. t.
     1. To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally
        with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a
        cannon.
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     2. To whet with a rifle. See Rifle, n., 3.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rifle
      n 1: a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore;
           "he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired"
      v 1: steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people
           looted the stores that were deserted by their owners" [syn:
           plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle,
           ransack, pillage, foray]
      2: go through in search of something; search through someone's
         belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my
         desk drawers?" [syn: rifle, go]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  136 Moby Thesaurus words for "rifle":
     Amazon, Zouave, air serviceman, automatic, bersagliere, blowgun,
     blowpipe, brave, burglarize, burgle, canal, canalize,
     cannon fodder, carabineer, carve, chamfer, channel, chasseur,
     chisel, comb, corrugate, crack, crimp, cut, dado, depredate,
     despoil, dike, ditch, dogface, doughfoot, engrave, expert rifleman,
     fighting man, firearm, flamethrower, fleece, flute,
     food for powder, foot soldier, footslogger, forage, foray,
     freeboot, furrow, fusileer, gash, gat, go through, goffer, gouge,
     grenadier, groove, grunt, gully, gun, gut, halberdier, handgun,
     heater, hoplite, incise, infantryman, knock off, knock over,
     legionary, light infantryman, look all over, look everywhere, loot,
     man-at-arms, maraud, marksman, military man, musket, musketeer,
     navy man, paddlefoot, peashooter, piece, pikeman, pillage, pistol,
     pleat, plow, plunder, prey on, rabbet, raid, rake, ransack, ravage,
     raven, ravish, reive, relieve, repeater, revolver, rifleman, rob,
     rod, rummage, rut, sack, sawed-off shotgun, score, scour, scratch,
     search, search high heaven, serviceman, shake, shake down,
     sharpshooter, shooting iron, shotgun, six-gun, six-shooter, slit,
     sniper, soldier, spearman, spoil, spoliate, stick up, streak,
     striate, sweep, toss, trench, trough, turn inside out,
     turn upside down, warrior, warrioress, wrinkle
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Rifle, CO -- U.S. city in Colorado
     Population (2000):    6784
     Housing Units (2000): 2586
     Land area (2000):     4.290603 sq. miles (11.112611 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.039498 sq. miles (0.102299 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.330101 sq. miles (11.214910 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            64255
     Located within:       Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
     Location:             39.536992 N, 107.782709 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     81650
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Rifle, CO
      Rifle
  

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