- the art, practice, or sport of shooting at targets with rifles.
Origin of riflery
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Examples from the Web for riflery
Nares, who shivered a little, said nothing, and a minute or two later a crackle of riflery broke out in the bush.Long Odds
There was a crash of riflery very close at hand, the mule plunged, and she reeled backwards with a little cry.
Still, he made no answer, and there was silence, until from beyond the dust cloud rose the strident crackle of riflery.
Then the silence was suddenly broken by a crash of riflery, and the front of the houses was smeared by drifting smoke!
- rifle shots
- the practice or skill of rifle marksmanship
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