Shooting stick
Shooting Shoot"ing, a. Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting. [1913 Webster]

{Shooting board} (Joinery), a fixture used in planing or shooting the edge of a board, by means of which the plane is guided and the board held true.

{Shooting box}, a small house in the country for use in the shooting season. --Prof. Wilson.

{Shooting gallery}, a range, usually covered, with targets for practice with firearms.

{Shooting iron}, a firearm. [Slang, U.S.]

{Shooting star}. (a) (Astron.) A starlike, luminous meteor, that, appearing suddenly, darts quickly across some portion of the sky, and then as suddenly disappears, leaving sometimes, for a few seconds, a luminous train, -- called also {falling star}.

Note: Shooting stars are small cosmical bodies which encounter the earth in its annual revolution, and which become visible by coming with planetary velocity into the upper regions of the atmosphere. At certain periods, as on the 13th of November and 10th of August, they appear for a few hours in great numbers, apparently diverging from some point in the heavens, such displays being known as meteoric showers, or star showers. These bodies, before encountering the earth, were moving in orbits closely allied to the orbits of comets. See {Leonids}, {Perseids}. (b) (Bot.) The American cowslip ({Dodecatheon Meadia}). See under {Cowslip}.

{Shooting stick} (Print.), a tapering piece of wood or iron, used by printers to drive up the quoins in the chase. --Hansard. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • shooting stick — n BrE a pointed stick with a top that opens out to form a seat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shooting stick — shooting ,stick noun count a stick with a pointed end that you push into the ground and a handle that can be folded down to become a seat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shooting stick — ► NOUN ▪ a walking stick with a handle that unfolds to form a seat and a sharpened end which can be stuck firmly in the ground …   English terms dictionary

  • shooting stick — n. a canelike stick with a spike at one end and a narrow, folding seat at the top for resting on …   English World dictionary

  • shooting stick — noun device that resembles a spiked walking stick but the top opens into a seat • Hypernyms: ↑device * * * ˈshooting stick [shooting stick shooting sticks] noun a pointed stick that has a handle at the top which opens out to make a simple seat …   Useful english dictionary

  • shooting stick — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms shooting stick : singular shooting stick plural shooting sticks a stick with a pointed end that you push into the ground and a handle that can be folded down to become a seat …   English dictionary

  • shooting stick — shoot′ing stick n. a device resembling a cane or walking stick, with a spike on one end and a folding seat on the other • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • shooting stick — /ˈʃutɪŋ stɪk/ (say shoohting stik) noun a walking stick with a spike at one end and a small, folding seat at the other, used by spectators at sporting events, etc.; seat stick …   Australian English dictionary

  • shooting stick — noun Date: 1926 a spiked stick with a top that opens into a seat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shooting stick — a device resembling a cane or walking stick, with a spike on one end and a small, folding seat on the other, often used by spectators at outdoor sporting events. [1675 85] * * * …   Universalium

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