chokebore

[chohk-bawr, -bohr]

noun

a bore in a shotgun that narrows toward the muzzle to prevent shot from scattering too widely.
a shotgun with such a bore.

Nearby words

  1. choke off,
  2. choke up,
  3. choke-full,
  4. choke-hold,
  5. chokeberry,
  6. chokecherry,
  7. choked,
  8. choked disk,
  9. chokedamp,
  10. chokehold

Origin of chokebore

First recorded in 1870–75; choke + bore2

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British Dictionary definitions for chokebore

chokebore

noun

a shotgun bore that becomes narrower towards the muzzle so that the shot is not scattered
a shotgun having such a bore
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