Definition of Rifle ball

1. Noun. A bullet designed to be fired from a rifle; no longer made spherical in shape.

Generic synonyms: Bullet, Slug



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rifle Ball

riffiest
riffing
riffle
riffled
rifflers
riffles
riffling
riffly
riffraff
riffraffs
riffs
riffwise
riffy
rifle
rifle ball (current term)
rifle green
rifle grenade
rifle range
rifle ranges
rifle shot
riflebird
riflebirds
rifled
rifled slug
rifled slugs
riflelike
rifleman
rifleman bird

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 ..."

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