squirrel rifle


Definition of squirrel rifle

: a small-caliber rifle

called also squirrel gun

Examples of squirrel rifle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Annie Oakley’s lever-action .22 is also the most iconic squirrel rifle of all time. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 18 Sep. 2020

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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 25 Sep. 2021.

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