pennsylvania-rifle

Pennsylvania rifle

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Kentucky rifle

noun
a long-barreled muzzleloading flintlock rifle developed near Lancaster, Pa., in the early 18th century and widely used on the frontier.
Also called Pennsylvania rifle.


Origin:
1825–35

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