Enfield rifle


En·​field rifle ˈen-ˌfēld- How to pronounce Enfield rifle (audio)
: a .30 caliber bolt-action repeating rifle used by U.S. and British troops in World War I

Word History


Enfield, England

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Enfield rifle was in 1854

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“Enfield rifle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Enfield%20rifle. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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