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Pronunciation of Rifles: Learn how to pronounce Rifles in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word rifle:

noun
a gun, especially one fired from shoulder level, having a long spirally grooved barrel intended to make a bullet spin and thereby have greater accuracy over a long distance:
a hunting rifle
(rifles) troops armed with rifles:
[in names]:
the Burma Rifles
verb
1 [with object] (usually as adjective rifled) make spiral grooves in (a gun or its barrel or bore) to make a bullet spin and thereby have greater accuracy over a long distance:
a line of replacement rifled barrels
2 [with object and adverbial of direction] hit or kick (a ball) hard and straight:
Ferguson rifled home his fourth goal of the season
[ 1940s: from rifle ‘gun’, suggestive of explosive speed; compare with the verb shoot]
Origin:

mid 17th century: from French rifler ‘graze, scratch’, of Germanic origin. The earliest noun usage was in rifle gun, which had ‘rifles’ or spiral grooves cut into the inside of the barrel