center-fire

center-fire
adjective also central-fire \\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\
1. of a cartridge : fired by the striking of a hammer or firing pin upon a cap or primer at the center of the base — distinguished from rimfire
2. : designed for or adapted to the use of center-fire cartridges

a center-fire rifle

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/sen"teuhr fuyeur'/, adj.
1. (of a cartridge) having the primer in the center of the base. Cf. rimfire (def. 1).
2. (of firearms) designed for the use of such cartridges.
[1870-75, Amer.]

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