Main definitions of rifler in English

: rifler1rifler2

rifler1

noun

(also rifeler)
  • A robber, a plunderer, a looter.

Pronunciation

rifler

/ˈrʌɪflə/ /ˈrʌɪf(ə)lə/

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 definitions of rifler in English

: rifler1rifler2

rifler2

noun

rare
  • Rifleman.

Pronunciation

rifler

/ˈrʌɪflə/ /ˈrʌɪf(ə)lə/

Origin

Late 18th century. From rifle + -er.