One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1That has not been plundered, pillaged, or ransacked.
2Figurative and in figurative contexts.
Of a firearm or its barrel: not having a spirally grooved bore.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stocker (fl. 1563–1593), translator. From un- + rifled<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Timbs (1801–1875), author. From un- + rifled.
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