Minie rifle
Minie rifle Min"ie ri"fle A rifle adapted to minie balls. [1913 Webster]

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  • Minié — Claude Étienne Minié Claude Étienne Minié (13 février 1804 à Paris 14 décembre 1879 à Paris)[1] était un inventeur et un officier de l armée française. Il est célèbre pour avoir conçu, dans les années 1840, le fusil Minié qui permettait un… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Minié ball — [min′ē, min′ē ā΄] n. [after C. E. Minié (1814 79), Fr inventor] a cone shaped rifle bullet used in the 19th cent …   English World dictionary

  • Minie ball — Min ie ball [From the inventor, Captain Mini[ e], of France.] A conical rifle bullet, with a cavity in its base plugged with a piece of iron, which, by the explosion of the charge, is driven farther in, expanding the sides to fit closely the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Minié, Claude-Étienne — ▪ French military officer born Feb. 13, 1804, Paris, France died Dec. 14, 1879, Paris       French army officer who solved the problem of designing a bullet for the muzzle loading rifle. The bullet became known as the Minié ball.       After… …   Universalium

  • rifle — rifle1 /ruy feuhl/, n., v., rifled, rifling. n. 1. a shoulder firearm with spiral grooves cut in the inner surface of the gun barrel to give the bullet a rotatory motion and thus a more precise trajectory. 2. one of the grooves. 3. a cannon with… …   Universalium

  • minié ball — noun Etymology: Claude Étienne Minié died 1879 French army officer Date: 1852 a rifle bullet with a conical head used in muzzle loading firearms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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