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Target practice   /tˈɑrgət prˈæktəs/   Listen
Target practice

noun
1.
Practice in shooting at targets.






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"Target practice" Quotes from Famous Books



... could be plainly seen behind the breastworks by the enemy on their right rear, and these people indulged in long range machine gun sniping. Since our purpose was a "peaceful" one in this sector, we could see no value in inviting the enemy to indulge in artillery and M.G. target practice on us, so we lay "doggo" during the day. Everything had to be done at night, and runners to the companies found this their busiest time, wading thigh-deep through stretches of water, and picking their way amongst innumerable shell holes in search of Company Headquarters. ...
— The Seventh Manchesters - July 1916 to March 1919 • S. J. Wilson

... motionless. There came a sharp, thin, inadequate report, and at the kitchen window the shoulders of the unfortunate flung upward and fell hanging. Eddring felt sick with horror, but Bowles lowered his rifle calmly, as if this were but target practice. Not a hand in the kitchen dared pull back into the room the body ...
— The Law of the Land • Emerson Hough

... thoughtfully. "Oh, I remember. The last time I saw it was at the moat-house on the day before my departure. We were using it for a little target practice in ...
— The Hand in the Dark • Arthur J. Rees



Words linked to "Target practice" :   practice session, exercise, recitation, practice, drill



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