Definition of Rifle ball
1. Noun. A bullet designed to be fired from a rifle; no longer made spherical in shape.
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Literary usage of Rifle ball
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1. The Pathfinder by James Fenimore Cooper (1840)
"He had ascertained that a rifle-ball had passed through the body of the wounded man; and he was sufficiently familiar with injuries of this nature, ..."
2. The History of the Navy During the Rebellion by Charles Brandon Boynton (1867)
"John W. Johnson, landsman, arm shattered by rifle- ball ; George Nicholas, able seaman, rifle-ball through the head ; James Brown, captain's steward, ..."
3. Ten Years in Washington: Life and Scenes in the National Capital, as a Woman by Mary Clemmer (1873)
"SKULL OF A SOLDIER Wounded at Spottsylvania — showing the splittin? of a Rifle ball, one portion beins; buried deep In the brain, nnd the other between the ..."
4. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1854)
"Minie rifle ball ... We should, a priori, expect that the wound produced by the conical rifle-ball would be of a less formidable character than that of the ..."
5. The Conservation of Energy by Balfour Stewart (1875)
"The most prominent result of this explosion is the out- rush of the rifle ball with a velocity that may, perhaps, carry it for the best part of a mile ..."