Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

squirrel rifle

noun

Definition of squirrel rifle

  1. :  a small-caliber rifle —called also squirrel gun



Origin and Etymology of squirrel rifle

from its being suitable only for small game


First Known Use: 1834


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up squirrel rifle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!