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rifle pit

noun
1.
a pit or short trench affording shelter to riflemen in firing at an enemy.
Origin of rifle pit
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • He was Teck Pervis of old, the defiant, blood-thirsty rebel in the rifle pit glaring over the breastworks at the enemy.

  • He told him he was able for duty and he went back into the rifle pit and died.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
  • Giles crawled back, and when they helped him into the rifle pit he was bleeding at the mouth and coughing.

  • In case a trench is not available the rifle pit can be used.

    Military Instructors Manual James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
  • Just before sundown I was in the rifle pit holding the baby, while mother was spreading the blankets for a bed.

  • Two of our men were wounded in this second attack, and were brought into the rifle pit.

  • Our camp was on sloping ground, the rifle pit at the foot of the slope.

    In The Ranks R. E. McBride
  • The earthwork was semicircular in form, and was hardly more than a rifle pit.

    On The Blockade Oliver Optic
  • Once he climbed out of the rifle pit and went over to investigate the well.

  • The flies became extremely troublesome, and my little grave of a rifle pit was invaded by ants.

    The World Set Free Herbert George Wells

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