Definition of Smoothbore

1. Noun. A firearm that has no rifling.

Generic synonyms: Firearm, Piece, Small-arm



2. Adjective. Of a firearm; not having rifling or internal spiral grooves inside the barrel.
Exact synonyms: Unrifled
Antonyms: Rifled

Definition of Smoothbore

1. a. Having a bore of perfectly smooth surface; -- distinguished from rifled.

Definition of Smoothbore

1. Adjective. (context: firearms) having a bore with a smooth interior, ie. one that has not been rifled ¹

2. Noun. (context: firearms) a cannon, gun or other firearm that has an unrifled barrel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smoothbore

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Literary usage of Smoothbore

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1. Gun Making in the United States by Rogers Birnie (1907)
"The number of Rodman smoothbore guns now available for the land service is 210 8-inch, 998 10-inch, 305 15-inch, and 2 20-inch. ..."

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