Definition of Rifle shot

1. Noun. The distance that a rifle bullet will carry. "The target was out of rifle range"

Exact synonyms: Rifle Range
Generic synonyms: Range, Reach

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rifle Shot

rifle ball
rifle green
rifle grenade
rifle range
rifle ranges
rifle shot (current term)
rifled slug
rifled slugs
rifleman bird

Literary usage of Rifle shot

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1. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"... And hurrying shout of Marion's men 1 The groan of breaking hearts is there, By mossy wood and marshy glen, u Whence rang of old the rifle-shot, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"A rifle-shot talks of the aiming being dead-on when the day is so calm that he can aim straight at the bull's eye instead of having to allow ..."

3. Estudios entomológicos y parasitológicos by John Edwin Bakeless, Francis Peloubet Farquhar, David R. Iriarte, Justus Liebig, John Blyth (1863)
"chapter 221 ^4 rifle shot in the underbrush A LEWIS'S men reached the bluffs overhanging the Missouri, they could see ..."

4. The Mechanics' Magazine (1854)
"12, page 6, in my pamphlet on Projectiles, will see that Lancaster's" oval" is alteret idem, as the transverse section of my rifle-shot or shell, ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"This shot was broken into fragments. I fired again with similar results. I put three rifle shot into her port, and the muzzles of two of her guns ..."

6. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"I put three rifle shot into her port, and the muzzles of two of her guns were badly broken. The shock of the collision was heavy, but did me no damage that ..."

7. Dictionary of American Biography, Including Men of the Time: Containing by Francis Samuel Drake (1872)
"In the struggle for the possession of the works in front of Petersburg, he wue instantly killed by a rifle-shot. Hill, GEN. DANIEL HARVET, b. SC ab. 1824. ..."

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