Main meanings of rifler in English

: rifler1rifler2

rifler1

(also rifeler)

Pronunciation /ˈrʌɪflə/ /ˈrʌɪf(ə)lə/

noun

  • A robber, a plunderer, a looter.

Origin

Middle English. Probably partly (in early use) from Anglo-Norman ryflour, Middle French rifleur, riffleur robber, thief, and partly from rifle + -er. Compare post-classical Latin riflator, rifliator, riflerius (after 1341 in a British source).

Main meanings of rifler in English

: rifler1rifler2

rifler2

Pronunciation /ˈrʌɪflə/ /ˈrʌɪf(ə)lə/

noun

rare
  • Rifleman.

Origin

Late 18th century. From rifle + -er.