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riflery

[rahy-fuh l-ree]
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noun
  1. the art, practice, or sport of shooting at targets with rifles.

Origin of riflery

First recorded in 1840–50; rifle1 + -ry
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Examples from the Web for riflery

Historical Examples

  • Nares, who shivered a little, said nothing, and a minute or two later a crackle of riflery broke out in the bush.

    Long Odds

    Harold Bindloss

  • There was a crash of riflery very close at hand, the mule plunged, and she reeled backwards with a little cry.

    The Dust of Conflict

    David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

  • Still, he made no answer, and there was silence, until from beyond the dust cloud rose the strident crackle of riflery.

    The Dust of Conflict

    David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

  • Then the silence was suddenly broken by a crash of riflery, and the front of the houses was smeared by drifting smoke!

    The Dust of Conflict

    David Goodger (goodger@python.org)


British Dictionary definitions for riflery

riflery

noun US
  1. rifle shots
  2. the practice or skill of rifle marksmanship
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