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air rifle

[′er ‚rīf·əl]
(ordnance)
A low-powered rifle that shoots small metal pellets (BBs) by the action of compressed air. Also known as air gun; BB gun.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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