spotting rifle

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spotting rifle

[′späd·iŋ ‚rī·fəl]
(ordnance)
An auxiliary item mounted coaxially on a larger-caliber gun used to assist a gunner in determining range; it is usually a magazine-fed, semiautomatic gun with a rifled barrel that utilizes ammunition incorporating a tracer element providing a smoke puff on impact.
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