rimfire

adjective
rim·​fire | \ˈrim-ˌfī(-ə)r \

Definition of rimfire 

of a cartridge

: having the priming distributed in the rim of the shell

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rimfire noun

First Known Use of rimfire

1866, in the meaning defined above

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