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1. smoothbore

adjective. of a firearm; not having rifling or internal spiral grooves inside the barrel.

Antonyms

  • disassemble

Etymology

  • bore (English)
  • borian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • smooth (English)
  • smoothe (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. smoothbore

noun. a firearm that has no rifling.

Synonyms

  • firearm
  • piece

Antonyms

  • black
  • white
  • break

Etymology

  • bore (English)
  • borian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • smooth (English)
  • smoothe (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with smoothbore


1. Adverb, comparative
This included dozens of types of cannons that were either rifled or smoothbore and fired projectiles of different weights.

2. Verb, past participle
Unlike rifles, muskets have smoothbore barrels, making them less accurate at distance; the North Carolina Museum of History estimates that a Revolutionary-era musket was accurate to about 100 yards.

3. Noun, singular or mass
The standard issue firearm for the U.S. soldier was the .69-caliber smoothbore flintlock musket.

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