Lee-Enfield rifle

noun
\ˈlēˈenˌfēld-\

Definition of Lee-Enfield rifle 

: a short repeating British military rifle fed from a magazine and fitted with a knife bayonet

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History and Etymology for Lee-Enfield rifle

James P. Lee †1904 American inventor born in Scotland + Enfield, town near London, England

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