• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Choke-bore the bore of a gun when narrowed at the muzzle so as to concentrate the shot: a shot-gun so bored
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. from sound.


In literature:

The violence of my onslaught bore him to the ground, and I, not to release my choking grip, went with him.
"The Suitors of Yvonne" by Raphael Sabatini
Lenore bore the hot wind and the fine, choking dust without covering her face.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
That I was well choked is proved by the fact that my throat bore the crescent-shaped mark of my assailant's thumb nail.
"A Mind That Found Itself" by Clifford Whittingham Beers
One culverin, caliber nineteen libras, old Manila casting, choke-bored, twenty-nine calibers in length.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XIV., 1606-1609" by Various
In a choke-bore gun, the end of the barrel is drawn in slightly and made smaller to keep the shot together.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
Then his shoulder rubbed, and he found himself skidding to an undignified stop, choking the bore.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Bring down quail with a choke-bore, or knock over a buck deer with a rifle.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
I bore them without a cry; I was too much choked by my feelings.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
Some of the seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it so that it bore nothing.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
The gushing blood under his helmet choked him, and they bore him upon a litter from the field.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
He bore him to the floor and choked him into insensibility.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
The choke-bore is the reserve gun, in case of specially long range and great penetration being required.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
The methods of choke-boring have since been varied and improved by the leading English gun-makers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various