fowling piece
noun Date: 1596 a shotgun for shooting birds or small animals

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  • fowling piece — n. a type of shotgun for hunting wild fowl …   English World dictionary

  • fowling piece — noun a light shotgun used for fowling • Hypernyms: ↑shotgun, ↑scattergun * * * noun Etymology: fowling from gerund of fowl (II) : a light gun for shooting birds or small quadrupeds * * * a shotgun for shooting wildfowl …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fowling piece — Fowl Fowl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fowled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fowling}.] To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc. [1913 Webster] Such persons as may lawfully hunt, fish, or fowl. Blackstone. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fowling-piece — fowlˈing piece noun A light gun for small shot, used in fowling • • • Main Entry: ↑fowl …   Useful english dictionary

  • fowling-piece — /ˈfaʊlɪŋ pis/ (say fowling pees) noun a shotgun for shooting wildfowl …   Australian English dictionary

  • fowling piece — fowl′ing piece n. spo a shotgun for shooting wildfowl • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • fowling piece — a shotgun for shooting wildfowl. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fowling — Fowl Fowl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fowled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fowling}.] To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc. [1913 Webster] Such persons as may lawfully hunt, fish, or fowl. Blackstone. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piece — /pis / (say pees) noun 1. a limited portion or quantity, of something: a piece of land. 2. a quantity of some substance or material forming a mass or body. 3. one of the more or less definite parts or portions into which something may be divided …   Australian English dictionary

  • Birding piece — Birding Bird ing, n. Birdcatching or fowling. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Birding piece}, a fowling piece. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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