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.38-calibre   Listen

Of or relating to the bore of a gun (or its ammunition) that measures thirty-eight hundredths of an inch in diameter.  Synonyms: .38-caliber, .38 caliber, .38 calibre.

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".38-calibre" Quotes from Famous Books

... most familiar terms. The colonel shows me his weapons in return for a squint down the shining rifled barrel of my Smith & Wesson, and he explains the merits and demerits of both his own firearms and mine. The 38-calibre S. & W. he thinks a perfect weapon in its way, but altogether too small for Afghanistan. With expressive pantomime he explains that, while my 38 bullet would kill a person as well as a larger one, it requires a heavier missile to ...
— Around the World on a Bicycle Volume II. - From Teheran To Yokohama • Thomas Stevens

Words linked to ".38-calibre" :   .38 calibre, .38 caliber, .38-caliber, calibre

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