squirrel rifle

noun

Definition of squirrel rifle

: a small-caliber rifle

called also squirrel gun

First Known Use of squirrel rifle

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for squirrel rifle

from its being suitable only for small game

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“Squirrel rifle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squirrel%20rifle. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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