air rifle
noun Date: 1886 a rifle whose projectile (as a BB or pellet) is propelled by compressed air or carbon dioxide

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  • air rifle — air rifles N COUNT An air rifle is a rifle which is fired by means of air pressure …   English dictionary

  • air rifle — ☆ air rifle n. a rifle operated by compressed air, that shoots BB s, etc …   English World dictionary

  • air rifle — air .rifle n a gun that uses air pressure to fire a small bullet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • air rifle — air ,rifle noun count a long gun that uses air pressure to fire small round bullets …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • air rifle — noun a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air • Syn: ↑air gun, ↑airgun • Hypernyms: ↑gun • Hyponyms: ↑BB gun, ↑paintball gun * * * noun, pl ⋯ rifles [count] …   Useful english dictionary

  • air rifle — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms air rifle : singular air rifle plural air rifles a long gun that uses compressed air to fire small round bullets …   English dictionary

  • air rifle — rifle operated by compressed air or carbon dioxide …   English contemporary dictionary

  • air rifle — air′ ri fle n. an air gun with rifled bore • Etymology: 1900–05, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • air rifle — noun A rifle that propels a pellet or other projectile by using compressed gas, rather than an explosion of gunpowder or other means. Syn: air gun, BB gun, pellet gun, air pistol …   Wiktionary

  • air rifle — an air gun with rifled bore. [1900 05, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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