a type of repeating rifle with a tubular magazine set horizontally under the barrel
Origin of Winchesterafter Oliver F. Winchester (1810-80), the manufacturer
county seat of Hampshire, S England: site of 11th-14th cent. cathedral: county district pop. 96,000
A city of south-central England southwest of London. The capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, it was an important center of learning that attracted many religious scholars.
A trademark for a shoulder firearm.
- A Winchester rifle, typically a lever-action repeater.
- A bottle holding a Winchester quart.
- (computing, dated) A hard disk.
From the Old English Wintanceastre.