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Noun: rifling  rIf-ling
  1. The cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearm
    - grooving
Verb: rifle  rI-ful
  1. Steal goods; take as spoils
    "During the earthquake people rifled the stores that were deserted by their owners";
    - plunder, despoil, loot, reave [archaic], strip, ransack, pillage, foray
  2. Go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way
    "Who rifled through my desk drawers?";
    - go

Derived forms: riflings

Type of: formation, search, shaping, take

Encyclopedia: Rifling

Rifle, M16