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air rifle

n.
A low-powered rifle, such as a BB gun, that uses compressed air or gas to fire small pellets.
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air rifle

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a rifle discharged by compressed air
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air′ ri`fle


n.
an air gun with rifled bore.
[1900–05, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.air rifle - a gun that propels a projectile by compressed airair rifle - a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air
BB gun - an air gun in which BBs are propelled by compressed air
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
paintball gun - an air gun used in the game of paintball; designed to simulate a semiautomatic
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Translations

air rifle

nfucile m ad aria compressa
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