target rifle

  1. a rifle designed especially for shooting at targets.

Origin of target rifle

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby target rifle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use target rifle in a sentence

  • Now, Step Hen had often fired a target rifle at just such a picture of a deer as this in the shooting gallery in Cranford.

  • He had his eye on my target-rifle as he replied, "Yassah, I'd like it—what sort o' gun yo' got?"

    Dwellers in Arcady | Albert Bigelow Paine
  • I had left the target rifle on the rocks up by the shanty boat.

    Swatty | Ellis Parker Butler
  • Ide was one of the few men who still carried his telescopic target rifle.

  • He was back right away, with the target rifle, and then he told me to get up and get away from there, but I couldn't get up.

    Swatty | Ellis Parker Butler