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Sharps



Pronunciation: (shärps), [key]
n.
a single-shot, lever-action breechloader rifle patented in the U.S. in 1848 and adopted by the U.S. military in the 1850s.

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

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