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rif•fle



Pronunciation: (rif'ul), [key]
v., -fled, -fling,
n.


v.t., v.i.
1. to turn hastily; flutter and shift: to riffle a stack of letters; to riffle through a book.
2. Cards.to shuffle by dividing the deck in two, raising the corners slightly, and allowing them to fall alternately together.
3. to cause or become a riffle.

n.
1. a rapid, as in a stream.
2. a ripple, as upon the surface of water.
3. Mining.the lining of transverse bars or slats on the bed of a sluice, arranged so as to catch heavy minerals, as gold or platinum.
4. a hopper for distributing bulk material.
5. the act or method of riffling cards.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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