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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chokebore A shotgun that is made with such a bore.
    • Chokebore In a shotgun, a bore which is tapered to a slightly smaller diameter at a short distance (usually 21/2 to 3 inches) to the rear of the muzzle, in order to prevent the rapid dispersion of the shot.
    • v. t Chokebore To provide with a chokebore.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chokebore To bore (a gun-barrel) in such a manner that the diameter of the bore shall be a little less near the muzzle than at some point back of it other than the chamber, in order to concentrate the charge (of shot) when the gun is fired. Also choke.
    • n chokebore A gun the bore of which is slightly constricted near the muzzle.
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