Springfield rifle


Spring·​field rifle ˈspriŋ-ˌfēld- How to pronounce Springfield rifle (audio)
: a .30 caliber bolt-action rifle used by U.S. troops especially in World War I

Examples of Springfield rifle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tunu offers Gibbs a Springfield rifle as part of the potlatch tradition of giving away personal wealth, and Gibbs returns Libby's watch to Tunu. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 12 Oct. 2021

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Word History


Springfield, Massachusetts

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Springfield rifle was in 1887

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“Springfield rifle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Springfield%20rifle. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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