smoothbore

adjective
smooth·​bore | \ ˈsmüt͟h-ˈbȯr How to pronounce smoothbore (audio) \

Definition of smoothbore

of a firearm
: having a barrel with an unrifled bore

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smoothbore \ ˈsmüt͟h-​ˌbȯr How to pronounce smoothbore (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of smoothbore

1754, in the meaning defined above

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“Smoothbore.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smoothbore. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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