Definitions for rimfireˈrɪmˌfaɪər

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  1. (of a cartridge) having the primer in a rim encircling the base.

  2. (of a firearm) designed for the use of such cartridges.

Origin of rimfire:

1865–70, Amer.


  1. rimfire(Noun)

    Type of firearm cartridge where the primer is in the back rim, rather than a central primer cap. They are cheap to produce but can not be reloaded with powder.


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