What is another word for rifling?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈa͡ɪflɪŋ] (IPA)

Rifling is a term used in firearms that refers to the spiral grooves located in the barrel of a weapon. The grooves are designed to spin the ammunition as it travels down the barrel, thereby increasing accuracy and distance. There are several synonyms for rifling that can be used to describe this action, including spiraling, grooving, twisting, and spinning. These terms all describe the same process of using grooves in a barrel to put spin on a bullet. Rifling is primarily used in rifles and pistols, and is an essential component of many modern firearms. Understanding the mechanics of rifling is critical for anyone interested in firearms or ballistics.

What are the hypernyms for Rifling?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Rifling

He had fallen asleep on the sofa, and a thief was busy rifling his pockets, when he awoke, took hold of the thief, held him with one hand as if he had been in a vice, and handed him over to justice.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders"
William M'Combie
She felt as if he had stolen her from herself, rifling all the hidden chambers of her heart.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
Also it is stated that after a few hundred shots it becomes still more inaccurate because of a residue which only special process can remove from the rifling.
"Camp and Trail"
Stewart Edward White

Famous quotes with Rifling

  • The survivors lay quietly in that cratered void and watched the whitehot stars go rifling down the dark. Or slept with their alien hearts beating in the sand like pilgrims exhausted upon the face of the planet Anareta, clutched to a namelessness wheeling in the night.
    Cormac McCarthy

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