Kentucky rifle

noun

Definition of Kentucky rifle

: a muzzle-loading long-barreled flintlock rifle developed in the 18th century in Pennsylvania and used extensively on the American frontier

First Known Use of Kentucky rifle

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Kentucky rifle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kentucky%20rifle. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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