Definition of Winchester noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwɪntʃɪstə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪntʃɪstər//
(also Winchester rifle)
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a type of long gun that fires several bullets one after the other Word Originfrom the name of Oliver F. Winchester (1810–80), the American manufacturer of the rifle. Culture The rifle was a long gun developed in the US by Oliver F Winchester, the first model of which was produced in 1866 by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. It was especially successful because it could be fired repeatedly without the need to put bullets in each time. Winchesters were widely used in the American Civil War and are often seen in western films.
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