Definitions

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  • n. A small cartridge designed for target shooting; a ball cap.

Etymologies

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Perhaps from the maker's surname.

Examples

  • a most impressive collection of antiquated revolvers, "Flobert" rifles,

    Anderson Crow, Detective

  • Hunters, he tells us, always shot early in the breeding season when the plumes were coming out "real good," and a man with a Flobert rifle could stand in a big rookery and pick off birds as fast as he could reload:

    An Epic of the Everglades

  • Descended from such oldies as the 9mm and 8mm Flobert rimfire cartridges, but now available in handily reloadable centerfire versions, they have always receieved scorn from american writers, as have their slightly larger brethren like the .410 and the 32- bore-- 'suitable only for rats and the like.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Stanley Ketchell, who could beat several chimpanzees, died from a .22 caliber bullet fired from a cheap Flobert rifle belonging to the hired man on a farm in the Ozarks.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • A small calibre rifle such as a 22-calibre Flobert will afford considerable pastime at target practice and is also excellent to hunt snakes and frogs along some brook or creek, but generally a boy with a rifle is a public nuisance, and as a rule is liable to arrest in possessing it.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

  • The sharp, spiteful snap of the Flobert rifle followed.

    Chums of the Camp Fire

  • "Do you see the fourteenth victim crouching in the shallow water, or squatting up on the bank?" whispered the boy who just then held the little Flobert rifle, with which the so-called "game" was being bagged.

    Chums of the Camp Fire

  • I called his attention to Flobert rifles, interested him in them, and finally secured his order for a case.

    A Man of Samples Something about the men he met "On the Road"

  • Here's Lafoucheaux guns at $7, Flobert rifles at $2, Smith & Wesson revolvers at $8, and the deuce knows where it will stop.

    A Man of Samples Something about the men he met "On the Road"

  • They tackled me first on Flobert rifles; I quoted them at exactly 10 per cent, above cost to import, but they declared I was too high.

    A Man of Samples Something about the men he met "On the Road"

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