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 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 Campers learned boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and riflery, sailing, water skiing and canoeing. USA Today, 10 Jan. 2022 High school tennis, skiing and riflery competitions. David Hulen, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Oct. 2021 Service High’s Gabriela Zych shot a perfect score in kneeling to lead the Cougars to a sweep of Chugiak in a Cook Inlet Conference riflery meet Friday. Anchorage Daily News, 2 Oct. 2021 All of them except riflery have been affected by the virus that causes COVID-19, Johnson said. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Oct. 2020 During her son’s first summer at camp in New Hampshire, Concord mother Alisha Boyajian was horrified to receive a paper target from his riflery practice in the mail. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of riflery

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of riflery was in 1861

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Last Updated

3 Jul 2022

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“Riflery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riflery. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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