- a firing range for practice with rifles.
- the range of, or distance coverable by, a bullet fired from a rifle: The enemy was within rifle range.
Origin of rifle range
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for rifle range
Every man of the regiment was in rifle-range, and all did deadly work.The Battle of New Orleans
Zachary F. Smith
I took our guest down to the rifle-range and kept him busy there till sunset.Life in an Indian Outpost
I had a rifle-range at Sagamore Hill, where I often took friends to shoot.Theodore Roosevelt
The Indians rode down the higher slope and turned off at the edge of the timber out of rifle-range.The U.P. Trail
Right out of rifle-range, away on the open veldt on the north, I saw a party of Boers, with a white horse and a vehicle.The Defence of Duffer's Drift
Ernest Dunlop Swinton
- an area used for target practice with rifles
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