origin of rifling

origin of rifling

[′är·ə·jən əv ′rīf·liŋ]
(ordnance)
The position in a rifled gun bore at which the rifling begins; more specifically, the plane, perpendicular to the axis of the gun bore, in which the rifling starts.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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