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.

Origin of rifle range

First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for rifle range

Historical Examples of rifle range

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

  • I took our guest down to the rifle-range and kept him busy there till sunset.

  • I had a rifle-range at Sagamore Hill, where I often took friends to shoot.

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt

  • The Indians rode down the higher slope and turned off at the edge of the timber out of rifle-range.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for rifle range

rifle range

noun
  1. an area used for target practice with rifles
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