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  • 1Denoting a firearm with a narrow bore, in international and Olympic shooting generally .22 inch calibre (5.6 millimetre bore).
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    • For the past 40 years, these guns have completely dominated the Olympic Games and other international small-bore rifle competition.
    • He established his own company, specializing in small-bore pistols plus the occasional rifle, and has been busy ever since.
    • After all, it happened for small-bore shooting, so why not for an activity in which competitors go in off the 10-metre board and, after impact, report terrible stinging and reddening in the buttock region?
  • 1.1North American informal Trivial; unimportant: small-bore economic issues
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    • They were somewhat contemptuous of the small-bore, mayoral approach of the Clinton administration in his second term.
    • That's so delightfully brazen - and small-bore, given that the kid is gonna drive 1,500 miles across the country - that I think I might actually donate 10 bucks.
    • And so I do think there's some risk, if he seems to be moving toward things that are popular and small-bore, as opposed to being more visionary, because he did have a very kind of big-picture plan that he laid out last year in the campaign.

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