field strip

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field strip (third-person singular simple present field strips, present participle field stripping, simple past and past participle field stripped)

  1. (transitive) To dismantle (a weapon) for cleaning, oiling or repair; to disassemble (a firearm) to the maximum extent possible without tools.
    • Thomas Pynchon
      He'd learned how to work a repeater - even how to fieldstrip and clean it.
  2. (transitive) To take apart (a cigarette butt) for the purpose of reducing litter.