a rifle designed especially for shooting at targets.
Origin of target rifle
First recorded in 1900–05
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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