Meaning of riffle

rif•fle

Pronunciation: (rif'ul), [key]
— v., n. -fled, -fling,
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to turn hastily; flutter and shift: to riffle a stack of letters; to riffle through a book.
  2. 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. 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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