riflery

noun

ri·​fle·​ry ˈrī-fəl-rē How to pronounce riflery (audio)
: the practice of shooting at targets with a rifle

Examples of riflery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And for anyone who’s been to summer camp, the snippets of woodshop, horse riding, riflery, and campfire will deliver a potent hit of nostalgia. Philip Sherburne, Pitchfork, 6 Nov. 2023 The University of Alaska Fairbanks riflery team captured a nation championship for the 11th time in program history and for the first time since 2008 on March 11. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Mar. 2023 In this week’s prep riflery action, Service defeated Bartlett on Friday. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Nov. 2022 On the same night across town, the Service riflery team defeated Bettye Davis East 7-0. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Oct. 2022 The West High riflery team defeated Chugiak at home Friday. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Oct. 2022 Gender-separate teams may be eliminated in some sports like riflery or dressage, where height and strength and power and speed do not confer specific advantages, says Cahn. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 June 2022 After graduating high school at Baltimore City College, Mr. Denick was drafted into the Army and served as a riflery instructor based in St. Augustine, Florida, during World War II. Lilly Price, Baltimore Sun, 3 Apr. 2022 The facility includes a 2,700-seat arena for basketball and volleyball, a 25-yard swimming pool, a riflery range, handball and racquetball courts and a human performance laboratory. Casey Brogan, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of riflery was in 1861

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“Riflery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riflery. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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riflery

noun
ri·​fle·​ry ˈrī-fəl-rē How to pronounce riflery (audio)
: the practice of shooting at targets with a rifle
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