rifle pit

  1. a pit or short trench affording shelter to riflemen in firing at an enemy.

Origin of rifle pit

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby rifle pit

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How to use rifle pit in a sentence

  • The Rebels are driven from the stone-walls, and the sunken road, and the rifle-pit midway the hill.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • The guard began to rifle-pit among the wagons, and the Indians drew off to breathe their ponies.

    John Ermine of the Yellowstone | Frederic Remington
  • "Here you are, then;" and the missing cap was thrown into the rifle-pit, and a soldier restored it to its owner.

    Frank Before Vicksburg | Harry Castlemon
  • Just before sundown I was in the rifle pit holding the baby, while mother was spreading the blankets for a bed.

  • She jumped out of the rifle pit and ran right to him while the bullets were flying and led him back into shelter.