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Meaning of RIFFLE

Pronunciation:  'reeful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners
  2. [n]  a small wave on the surface of a liquid
  3. [v]  shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix
  4. [v]  twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked"
  5. [v]  stir up (water) so as to form ripples
  6. [v]  look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"

RIFFLE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: cockle, flick, flick, flip, leaf, riff, ripple, ripple, rippling, ruffle, thumb, undulate, wavelet
 See Also: displace, flow, flux, fold, fold up, make, mix, move, moving ridge, peruse, ruffle, shuffle, shuffle, shuffling, turn up, wave



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rif"fle\, n. [Cf. {Riffle} a trough.]
    A ripple in a stream or current of water; also, a place where
    the water ripples, as on a shallow rapid. [Local, U. S.]
          The bass have left the cool depth beside the rock and
          are on the riffle or just below it.      --James A.
  2. \Rif"fle\, n. [CF. G. riffeln, riefeln, to groove. Cf.
    {Rifle} a gun.] (Mining)
    A trough or sluice having cleats, grooves, or steps across
    the bottom for holding quicksilver and catching particles of
    gold when auriferous earth is washed; also, one of the
    cleats, grooves, or steps in such a trough. Also called
Biology Dictionary
  1. Shallow section of a stream or river with rapid current and a surface broken by gravel, rubble or boulders. (Compare glide; rapids; run.)
  2. A reach of stream in which the water flow is rapid and usually more shallow than the reaches above and below. Natural streams often consist of a succession of pools and riffles. (Sometimes incorrectly referred to as a "ripple.")