clay pigeon
noun Date: 1888 a saucer-shaped target usually made of baked clay or limestone and pitch and thrown from a trap in skeet and trapshooting

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  • Clay pigeon — may refer to the target of the sport of clay pigeon shooting Clay pigeon floor procedure, a strategy used in the U.S. Senate The Clay Pigeon, a 1949 film noir Clay Pigeons, a 1998 film This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the… …   Wikipedia

  • clay pigeon — clay pigeons N COUNT: usu N n Clay pigeons are discs of baked clay which are thrown into the air by a machine as targets for gun shooting practice. ...hunting and clay pigeon shooting …   English dictionary

  • clay pigeon — noun count a circular clay object thrown into the air by a machine so you can shoot at it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clay pigeon — ► NOUN ▪ a saucer shaped piece of baked clay or other material thrown up in the air as a target for shooting …   English terms dictionary

  • clay pigeon — ☆ clay pigeon n. a brittle, saucerlike disk as of baked clay, tossed into the air from a trap as a target in skeet and trapshooting …   English World dictionary

  • clay pigeon — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. A popular target at practice shooting made of clay and roughly resembling a pigeon; an easy target that doesn t move. * /All he can shoot is a clay pigeon./ 2. A person who, like a clay pigeon in target practice, is… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clay pigeon — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. A popular target at practice shooting made of clay and roughly resembling a pigeon; an easy target that doesn t move. * /All he can shoot is a clay pigeon./ 2. A person who, like a clay pigeon in target practice, is… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clay\ pigeon — noun slang informal 1. A popular target at practice shooting made of clay and roughly resembling a pigeon; an easy target that doesn t move. All he can shoot is a clay pigeon. 2. A person who, like a clay pigeon in target practice, is immobilized …   Словарь американских идиом

  • clay pigeon — n. a gullible person; a pigeon. (Underworld.) □ We need a clay pigeon to divert attention from the snatch. □ Who’s gonna be the clay pigeon for the bank caper? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • clay pigeon — clay′ pig′eon n. spo a disk usu. of baked clay hurled into the air from a trap as a target in trapshooting or skeet • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Clay Pigeon —    Voir Pigeon d argile …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

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