Definition of Rimfire

1. a. Having the percussion fulminate in a rim surrounding the base, distinguished from center-fire; -- said of cartridges; also, using rim-fire cartridges; as, a rim-fire gun. Such cartridges are now little used.



Definition of Rimfire

1. Noun. Type of firearm cartridge where the primer is in the back rim, rather than a central primer cap. They are cheap to produce but can not be reloaded with powder. ¹

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Definition of Rimfire

1. a cartridge having the primer set in the rim of the shell [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rimfire

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rimantadine
rimantidine
rimau dahan
rimbase
rimbases
rime
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rimed
rimeless
rimer
rimers
rimes
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rimesters
rimfire (current term)
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riminophenazines
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Literary usage of Rimfire

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1. Landmines: A Deadly Legacy by Arms Project (Human Rights Watch), Physicians for Human Rights (U.S.) (1993)
"The European Community awarded a contract to rimfire, a British company, ... In its first two years of operation, rimfire trained about 450 Somali deminers, ..."

2. Recreationby George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1902)
"Winchester rimfire Cartridges loaded with Smokeless powder have always shot well, but, after much experimenting and many tests, we have hit upon a plan to ..."

3. Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-free World by International Campaign to Ban Land Mines, International Campaign to Ban Landmines (1999)
"DGG received a grant of 4 million Kroner from the Danish Foreign Ministry for a demining, detonation of UXOs and •"rimfire was faulted for hiring practices ..."

4. State Laws and Ordinances on Firearms by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"type of ignition system manufactured in or before 1898, which is not designed for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition, and tainer and ..."

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