rifling

noun

Definition of rifling

  1. 1 :  the act or process of making spiral grooves

  2. 2 :  a system of spiral grooves in the surface of the bore of a gun causing a projectile when fired to rotate about its longer axis

1797

First Known Use of rifling

1797



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