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target rifle

a rifle designed especially for shooting at targets.
Origin of target rifle
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He snuggled the .22 target rifle professionally to his shoulder.

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  • He was in a towering rage because of the way the target rifle shot.

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  • I had left the target rifle on the rocks up by the shanty boat.

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  • He was back right away, with the target rifle, and then he told me to get up and get away from there, but I couldn't get up.

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  • Swatty showed me how to carry my target rifle stuck down one pants leg, too, so it wouldn't be visible.

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  • Now, Step Hen had often fired a target rifle at just such a picture of a deer as this in the shooting gallery in Cranford.

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