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rifle range

a firing range for practice with rifles.
the range of, or distance coverable by, a bullet fired from a rifle:
The enemy was within rifle range.
Origin of rifle range
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I took our guest down to the rifle-range and kept him busy there till sunset.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • I had a rifle-range at Sagamore Hill, where I often took friends to shoot.

    Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
  • The Southron's might; he wouldn't want to be caught between blaster-range and rifle-range of Raud the Keeper again.

    The Keeper Henry Beam Piper
  • Part is used as a rifle-range, and to the north is a large public and military ground for exercising troops, etc.

    Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • Right out of rifle-range, away on the open veldt on the north, I saw a party of Boers, with a white horse and a vehicle.

    The Defence of Duffer's Drift Ernest Dunlop Swinton
  • When they had fallen back out of rifle-range, they directed their flight towards the pike.

  • The Indians rode down the higher slope and turned off at the edge of the timber out of rifle-range.

    The U.P. Trail Zane Grey
  • This served also for hockey and as a rifle-range; the targets being placed in tiers up the steep hill-side on the east end.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • When he had a certain man in rifle-range, the rest would be elementally simple.

    The Code of the Mountains Charles Neville Buck
  • He did not explain that he had been taught to shoot on the rifle-range of his own regiment, and had won quite a number of medals.

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for rifle-range

rifle range

an area used for target practice with rifles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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