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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A bolt-action rifle firing a paper cartridge having in its base a percussion cap exploded by a firing pin..

Usage examples (23)
  • In order to correct this problem the _____ was replaced in 1874 by the Gras rifle which used a center fire drawn brass metallic cartridge
  • Sadowa and '66 were child's play to this here, with the fire of the chassepot and that infernal mitrailleuse!
  • Since the chassepot has succeeded in reducing the Kabyles once more to a superficial obedience, the courts have been busy with the sentences of their insubordinate leaders.
  • The massacre at Mentana demoralized the chassepot. for more
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