rifling

rifling
rifling1
/ruy"fling/, n.
1. the act or process of cutting spiral grooves in a gun barrel, pipe, etc.
2. the system of spiral grooves so cut.
[1790-1800; RIFLE1 + -ING1]
rifling2
/ruy"fling/, n.
the act or process of ransacking or robbing.
[RIFLE2 + -ING1]

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