of, noting, or relating to a .22-caliber firearm.
insular or parochial in scope, attitude, etc.: small-bore officials.
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How to use small-bore in a sentence
Their fallback is a series of small-bore bills like more visas for high-tech workers.
But I was disappointed to find, ultimately, a very small-bore narrative.
And it initiated a neverending flurry of small-bore initiatives that cumulated in quite a lot of progress in the 1990s.
The tongue is irritated by a pipe that has a small bore in the mouthpiece: use a mouthpiece that has as large a bore as possible.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
Powder only he would have for their long, heavy small-bore rifles with flintlocks, such as Davy Crockett used.
The .256 Mannlichers are splendid for long range shooting, as they carry a small bore bullet and have enormous penetrating power.In Africa | John T. McCutcheon
Hence an armor-piercing gun should have a large chamber and a comparatively small bore of great length.
Of course, the soft ball driven from a small-bore rifle with a light charge of powder was far too weak to penetrate to the vitals.The Ivory Child | H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for small-bore
(of a firearm) having a small bore, especially one of less than .22 calibre
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