ri·​fle·​ry | \ ˈrī-fəl-rē How to pronounce riflery (audio) \

Definition of riflery

: the practice of shooting at targets with a rifle

Examples of riflery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Nanooks plan to go forward with three non-contact sports -- riflery, swimming and skiing. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "UAF cancellations leave Alaska with no college hockey or basketball this winter," 12 Dec. 2020 Led by Kayla Reifel and Emma Mackenzie, Eagle River captured its third straight Cook Inlet Conference riflery championship in a virtual competition this week. Anchorage Daily News, "Eagle River rifle team collects its 3rd straight conference championship," 14 Nov. 2020 Union Army veterans, most of whom were New York National Guard officers, formed the group to improve riflery among soldiers and able-bodied men in anticipation of future wars. Frank Smyth, The New Republic, "The Myths Fueling Today’s Armed Right," 28 Oct. 2020 State championship events have been cancelled for football, swimming, volleyball gymnastics, riflery, eSports, music and drama, debate and forensics. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "ASAA calls off state high school championships for football, other sports," 13 Oct. 2020 For over a century, it was dedicated to riflery and the shooting sports. Frank Smyth, The New Republic, "The Myths Fueling Today’s Armed Right," 28 Oct. 2020 The Service Cougars collected a 7-0 victory over Eagle River in a Friday night riflery match, but the competition was far closer than that score suggests. Anchorage Daily News, "Service shooters outduel Eagle River by slim margin to claim riflery win," 17 Oct. 2020 The cancellations announced Tuesday by the Alaska School Activities Association affects football, swimming, volleyball, gymnastics, riflery, eSports, music and drama, debate and forensics, The Anchorage Daily News reports. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Rent relief protest, concert fines, Women’s March: News from around our 50 states," 16 Oct. 2020 Of the eight sports happening now, five are indoor sports — volleyball, tennis, swimming, gymnastics and riflery. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "ASD cancels tennis championships, suspends volleyball and calls off Dimond-Service football game," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of riflery

1861, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2021

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“Riflery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riflery. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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