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rifle range

noun

  1. a firing range for practice with rifles.
  2. the range of, or distance coverable by, a bullet fired from a rifle:

    The enemy was within rifle range.



rifle range

noun

  1. an area used for target practice with rifles


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rifle range1

First recorded in 1840–50

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Example Sentences

Upon reaching rifle range of the objective, enemies are illuminated in bright red against the soft turquoise glow of the heads-up display.

All of us kids spent many a year, many a weekend, down at the rifle range.

I have spent many hours on the rifle range, and I question my own ability to take that shot to save my own child.

The services will be brought to them, whether out on a training mission or at the rifle range.

Every man of the regiment was in rifle-range, and all did deadly work.

As soon as the parties were within rifle range, the battle began and became of the most exciting character.

When the Apaches saw their enemies in safety, they ceased a contest henceforth useless, and retired out of rifle range.

Before he could reach his saddle, however, the Confederates were within rifle range and fired at him.

Everything was cleared away, around the camp within rifle range, behind which an Indian could secrete himself.

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