unrifled

adjective un·ri·fled \ ˌən-ˈrī-fəld \

Definition of unrifled

: not rifled: such as
a : not ransacked or plundered
  • rooms left unrifled
  • Soon, while the crews were awaiting the arrival of the ship, the body [of the whale] showed symptoms of sinking with all its treasures unrifled.
  • —Herman Melville
b : not having spiral grooves cut into the bore
  • a gun with an unrifled barrel

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1583

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