Enfield rifle

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En·field rifle

Any of several rifles formerly used by British and American troops, especially the .30- or .303-caliber, bolt-action, breechloading model.

[After Enfield, a borough of London, England.]

Enfield rifle

1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a breech-loading bolt-action magazine rifle, usually .303 calibre, used by the British army until World War II and by other countries
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a 19th-century muzzle-loading musket used by the British army
[C19: from Enfield, where it was first made]

En′field ri′fle

a bolt-action, breech-loading,.30-caliber magazine rifle used in World War I.
[after Enfield, England, where first made]
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