Springfield rifle

noun
Spring·​field rifle | \ ˈspriŋ-ˌfēld- How to pronounce Springfield rifle (audio) \

Definition of Springfield rifle

: a .30 caliber bolt-action rifle used by U.S. troops especially in World War I

First Known Use of Springfield rifle

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Springfield rifle

Springfield, Massachusetts

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“Springfield rifle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Springfield%20rifle. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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