Winchester rifle Word Origin noun
- a type of magazine rifle, first made in about 1866.
Origin of Winchester rifle 1870–75; named after D. F. Winchester (1810–80), American manufacturer British Dictionary definitions for winchester rifle Winchester rifle noun
- trademark a breech-loading lever-action repeating rifle with a tubular magazine under the barrelOften shortened to: Winchester
Word Origin for Winchester rifle C19: named after O. F. Winchester (1810–80), US manufacturer