grooving vs rifling what difference

what is difference between grooving and rifling

English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -uːvɪŋ

Verb

grooving

  1. present participle of groove

Noun

grooving (plural groovings)

  1. A groove; a long indentation.
    • 1842, Chambers’s Edinburgh journal (page 4)
      It appears that moraines and groovings, exactly resembling those of the Alpine regions, are found in all those districts.


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹaɪflɪŋ/

Noun

rifling (plural riflings)

  1. The act or process of making the grooves in a rifled cannon or gun barrel.
  2. The system of grooves in a rifled gun barrel or cannon. Shunt rifling, rifling for cannon, in which one side of the groove is made deeper than the other, to facilitate loading with shot having projections which enter by the deeper part of the grooves.
  3. (card games) The act or process of letting playing cards cascade down one at a time towards the table (or one’s hand), controlling the speed and flow with one’s thumb, which sits on the top edges of the cards.

Translations

Verb

rifling

  1. present participle of rifle

References

  • rifling in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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