smoothbore


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smooth·bore

also smooth bore  (smo͞oth′bôr′)
adj.
Having no rifling within the barrel. Used of a firearm.
n.
A firearm having no rifling.

smoothbore

(ˈsmuːðˌbɔː)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (modifier) (of a firearm) having an unrifled bore: a smoothbore musket.
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) such a firearm
ˈsmoothˌbored adj

smooth•bore

(ˈsmuðˌbɔr, -ˌboʊr)

adj.
1. (of a firearm) having a smooth bore; not rifled.
n.
2. a smoothbore gun.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smoothbore - a firearm that has no rifling
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
Adj.1.smoothbore - of a firearmsmoothbore - of a firearm; not having rifling or internal spiral grooves inside the barrel
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