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Meaning of "Enfield rifle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ENFIELD RIFLE

From Enfield, where it was first made.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ENFIELD RIFLE

Enfield rifle play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENFIELD RIFLE

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Enfield rifle is a noun.
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WHAT DOES ENFIELD RIFLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Enfield rifle

Lee-Enfield

The Lee-Enfield bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle was the main firearm used by the military forces of the British Empire and Commonwealth during the first half of the 20th century. It was the British Army's standard rifle from its official adoption in 1895 until 1957. A redesign of the Lee-Metford which had been adopted by the British Army in 1888, the Lee-Enfield superseded the earlier Martini-Henry, Martini-Enfield, and Lee-Metford rifles. It featured a ten-round box magazine which was loaded with the.303 British cartridge manually from the top, either one round at a time or by means of five-round chargers. The Lee-Enfield was the standard issue weapon to rifle companies of the British Army and other Commonwealth nations in both the First and Second World Wars. Although officially replaced in the UK with the L1A1 SLR in 1957, it remained in widespread British service until the early/mid-1960s and the 7.62 mm L42 sniper variant remained in service until the 1990s.

Definition of Enfield rifle in the English dictionary

The definition of Enfield rifle in the dictionary is a breech-loading bolt-action magazine rifle, usually.303 calibre, used by the British army until World War II and by other countries. Other definition of Enfield rifle is a 19th-century muzzle-loading musket used by the British army.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENFIELD RIFLE

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WORDS THAT END LIKE ENFIELD RIFLE

air rifle
assault rifle
Browning automatic rifle
express rifle
Garand rifle
hunting rifle
M-1 rifle
pea rifle
rifle
service rifle
Springfield rifle
stifle
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Winchester rifle

Synonyms and antonyms of Enfield rifle in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Enfield rifle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENFIELD RIFLE

Find out the translation of Enfield rifle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Enfield rifle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Enfield rifle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

恩菲尔德步枪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rifle Enfield
570 millions of speakers

English

Enfield rifle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एनफील्ड राइफल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

انفيلد بندقية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Enfield Rifle
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Enfield rifle
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এনফিল্ড রাইফেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Enfield
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Senapang Enfield
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Enfield Gewehr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エンフィールド銃
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

엔필드 소총
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Enfield rifle
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Enfield súng trường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

என்ஃபீல்ட் துப்பாக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एनफिल्ड रायफल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Enfield tüfeği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Enfield fucile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

karabin Enfield
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Enfield Rifle
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Enfield pușcă
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Enfield τουφέκι
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Enfield geweer
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Enfield gevär
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Enfield rifle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Enfield rifle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENFIELD RIFLE»

The term «Enfield rifle» is normally little used and occupies the 115.454 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENFIELD RIFLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Enfield rifle

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENFIELD RIFLE»

Discover the use of Enfield rifle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Enfield rifle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Lee-Enfield Rifle
Featuring first-hand accounts, brand-new full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, this is the story of the Lee-Enfield, the innovative, reliable and long-lived rifle that equipped British and other forces through the world wars and ...
Martin Pegler, 2012
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The Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle
The Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle was the first rifled firearm issued to every soldier in the British Army, and gave the infantry a revolutionary increase in firepower.
Peter Smithurst, 2012
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Bolt Action Rifles
(The 303 British P-14 Enfield rifle, which has a stronger action than the Lee- Enfield, however, is suitable for this rechambering.) I continually get letters from shooters who would like to build a 45-70 or some other big bore caliber bolt- action rifle ...
Frank De Haas, Wayne Zwoll, 2003
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Rifles of the World
191b. About 47,000 new carbines were made by the Birmingham Small Arms & Metal Co. Ltd of Small Heath ( 1895-8) and the London Small Arms Co. Ltd of Bow (1896-8). Mk I Martini-Enfield rifle, or Rifle. Martini-Enfield, .303-inch (Mark I) .
John Walter, 2006
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The Gun Digest Book of Cowboy Action Shooting: Guns Gear Tactics
Whitney utilized a number of parts from other gun makers, including Sharps Ml 853 "ladder" style carbine rear sights, bands from the Robbins & Lawrence PI 853 Enfield rifle-musket contract, and internal lock parts remaining from his Ml 84l  ...
John Taffin, Kevin Michalowski, 2005
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Warman's Civil War Collectibles: Identification and Price Guide
This one was made in the U.S. to accept the quadrangular Lorenz bayonet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200.00 .577 RIFLE MUSKET, MODEL 1853 ENFIELD • A nice brown metal triangular socket bayonet for the Enfield rifle with nice patina and areas of ...
John F. Graf, 2006
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Executive Documents, Annual Reports
Enfield rifle muskets Saxony rifle muskets Enfield rifle muskets Austrian rifle muskets, 64 cal. Enfield rifle muskets] Austrian rifle muskets, 54 cal. . Enfield rifle muskets Remainder of issue to this regiment made in the field. Austrian rifle muskets ...
Ohio, 1863
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American Rifleman
In brief, it was stated that the rifle with which our troops are to be armed is the British 'Lee-Enfield' rifle, rechambered to use the United States 'Springfield' cartridge. “In the first place, the Lee-Enfield rifle is not to be used at all. An 'Enfield ' rifle is ...
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Fighting Men of the Civil War
... judgment, depending far more upon the marksman than the rifle. Still, it was an excellent weapon which thousands of Federals found more than satisfactory. " Our Co. and Co. A get beautiful Enfield rifle", a Billy Yank wrote in his diary in ...
William C. Davis, Russ A. Pritchard, 1998
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Rifle and Drill: The Enfield Rifle Musket, 1853 and the ...
A Companion to the New Rifle Musket A Practical Guide to Squad and Setting-up Drill Soldiers and their weapons These two military instruction guides have been published together because they are the work of a common author, S. Bertram ...
S. Bertram Browne, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENFIELD RIFLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Enfield rifle is used in the context of the following news items.
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Life in Keokuk's Camp Lincoln in 1862
He also said quarters had been built for another regiment and their Enfield rifle-muskets with raised sights could shoot about 900 yards. «Keokuk Gate City Daily, Jul 15»
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America's Enfield M1917 Rifle in .30-06
... Pattern 14 (Read British P-14 Rifle in .303 British – The Other British Enfield ) in .303 British to supplement their Lee Enfield rifle production. «AmmoLand Shooting Sports News, Jul 15»
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Canadian Rangers Testing Sako Hunting Rifles to Replace Old Lee …
First adopted by the British Army in 1895, the Lee-Enfield rifle is still in use by many military and police forces today, which makes it one of the ... «OutdoorHub, Jun 15»
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Pilot Profile: Captain Bruce Dickinson
... teenager could readily lay hands on a .303 Lee-Enfield rifle and help himself to cartridges and glorious explosive toys like thunder-flashes… «PilotWeb, Jun 15»
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Canadian Arctic Rangers get new rifle for polar bear defense
Canadian Ranger Leo McKay firing with a Lee-Enfield rifle at Canadian Forces Base Borden in 2012. These dated Enfields are finally being put ... «Guns.com, Jun 15»
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British P-14 Rifle in .303 British - The Other British Enfield
Bangor, Maine – -(Ammoland.com)- The Lee Enfield rifle MKIII is widely known as the rifle of the British Army during the First World War and ... «AmmoLand Shooting Sports News, Jun 15»
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Colt Canada wins Canadian Ranger's rifle replacement and …
... from the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) to replace the Canadian Ranger's Lee Enfield rifle. The $1.5m contract will enable ... «Army Technology, Jun 15»
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Iconic Lee-Enfield rifle comes home for a makeover
You might have heard of his namesake, the durable Lee-Enfield rifle. Commonwealth soldiers used it in two world wars and beyond. Lee was ... «Waterloo Record, Jun 15»
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Swords Man Played His Part
He had an old Martini Enfield rifle himself. He took part in the attack on the RIC barracks in Donabate and seized the Sergeant's rifle there. «North County Leader Newspaper, Jun 15»
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Old Stuff Aura - Firing Order
... long guns, but my favorites are my older pieces like my WWI 1915 Enfield rifle and old single-stack semi-auto pistols and simplistic revolvers. «Four Wheeler Network, Jun 15»

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