Rifle vs Machinegun - What's the difference?

rifle | machinegun |

As verbs the difference between rifle and machinegun

is that rifle is while machinegun is .

As a noun machinegun is




(wikipedia rifle)


(en noun)
  • A long firearm firing a single projectile, usually with a rifled barrel to improve accuracy.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=7 citation , passage=Still, a dozen men with rifles , and cartridges to match, stayed behind when they filed through a white aldea lying silent amid the cane, and the Sin Verguenza swung into slightly quicker stride.}}
  • A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes.
  • Derived terms

    * automatic rifle * rifled slug * rifling


  • to search with intent to steal; to ransack, pillage or plunder.
  • To scan many items (especially papers) in a set, quickly. (See also riffle[http://verbmall.blogspot.com/2008/05/riffle-or-rifle.html])
  • She made a mess when she rifled through the stack of papers, looking for the title document.
  • To add a spiral to the interior of a gun bore to make a fired bullet spin in flight to improve range and accuracy.
  • To strike something with great power.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 28 , author=Marc Vesty , title=Stoke 0 - 2 Fulham , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Davies's cross was headed away from danger by Robert Huth, only for Baird to take the ball in his stride and rifle his right-footed effort towards the corner from the edge of the box.}}
  • To commit robbery.
  • (Bishop Hall)
  • To strip of goods; to rob; to pillage.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Stand, sir, and throw us that you have about ye: / If not, we'll make you sit and rifle you.
  • To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Time shall rifle every youthful grace.
  • To raffle.
  • Anagrams

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  • Verb

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