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Definition of the noun air rifle

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  1. a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of air rifle: air gun / airgun
    • more generic word: gun = a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity
    • more specific terms:
      • BB gun = an air gun in which BBs are propelled by compressed air
      • paintball gun = an air gun used in the game of paintball

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Google previewThe South African Dictionary of Sport (2003)

by Joel Alswang

See also Shooting Air rifle shooting involves competition shooting with air weapons or pellet guns, in a standing position, without support of any kind. For international competition, air rifle specifications are: mass - not exceeding 1,5kg; length ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Military Technology and Innovation (2004)

by Stephen Bull

The Austrian army introduced a repeating air rifle designed by Bartolomeo Girandoni in 1780. Since that time air guns have played a part in military training, most notably with the British SAS (Special Air Service), where they have been used ...

Google previewThe World Almanac and Encyclopedia (1895)

We offer Air Rifle, made wholly of brass and steel , nickel- plated, with Antique Oak Stock and 100 loads at $1.00, or the Maga- line ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2007)

by Graham Gooch, Michael Williams

as being 'an air rifle, airgun or air pistol'; extended by the Firearms ( Amendment) Act 1997 to include weapons powered by compressed carbon dioxide. alcohol Spirits, wine, beer, cider, or any other fermented, distilled or spirituous ...

Google previewChambers concise dictionary (2004)

air raid > n an attack on a place by enemy aircraft, air rifle > n a rifle that is fired by air under pressure, air-sea rescue >n the use of both aircraft and boats to rescue people from the sea. airship ...

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Video shows what air rifle means. A rifle that propels a pellet or other projectile by using compressed gas, rather than an explosion of gunpowder or other ...

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