Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rifle that fires a .30-caliber cartridge with a 30-grain powder charge.

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Examples

  • Young Wickson put his hands up first, then turned to confront Biedenbach, who held a thirty-thirty automatic rifle on him.

    Chapter 20: A Lost Oligarch

  • He did not know, and he was never to know, that one, known to men as Harley Kennan, but known as “Husband-Man” by the woman he called “Wife-Woman,” who owned the three-topmast schooner yacht Ariel, had saved his life by sending a thirty-thirty

    CHAPTER XX

  • They say he apparently shot the president with a thirty-thirty rifle.

    The Kennedy Detail

  • "Well, early Saturday evening that kid that lived with Eugene was strutting around town with his thirty-thirty Winchester."

    Till Hell Freezes Over

  • He showed it off to the other boys, and since one had a shell, which we can assume was a thirty-thirty, they loaded the gun and went out to the rifle range.

    Till Hell Freezes Over

  • "But his uncle has a thirty-thirty and his wife doesn't like guns in the house, so he might have unloaded it at Josh's house."

    Till Hell Freezes Over

  • "I'd say it was from a thirty-thirty or a thirty-ought-six, but it's too flattened from hitting the stone wall to get any rifling marks off of it."

    Till Hell Freezes Over

  • A thirty-thirty bullet embedded itself in the post an inch or two from my head, and I changed my mind about taking down that chain.

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930

  • At Bob's suggestion Mart brought along a couple of the thirty-thirty rifles, in case they should see any further signs of the

    The Pirate Shark

  • He did not know, and he was never to know, that one, known to men as Harley Kennan, but known as "Husband-Man" by the woman he called "Wife-Woman," who owned the three-topmast schooner yacht Ariel, had saved his life by sending a thirty-thirty Marlin bullet through the base of a shark's fin.

    Chapter 20

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