trapshooting
noun Date: 1875 shooting at clay pigeons sprung from a trap into the air away from the shooter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • trapshooting — [trap′sho͞ot΄iŋ] n. the sport of shooting at clay pigeons, or disks, sprung into the air from traps trapshooter n …   English World dictionary

  • trapshooting — trapshooter, n. /trap shooh ting/, n. the sport of shooting at clay pigeons hurled into the air from a trap. Cf. skeet1. [1870 75; TRAP1 + SHOOTING] * * * Shooting sport with moving targets. A shotgun (usually 12 gauge) is used. The targets are… …   Universalium

  • trapshooting — noun The sport, similar to skeet, of shooting at thrown targets with a shotgun …   Wiktionary

  • trapshooting — Synonyms and related words: archery, casting, chucking, firing, flinging, gunnery, heaving, hurling, jaculation, lobbing, musketry, pitching, projection, shooting, skeet, skeet shooting, slinging, throwing, trajection …   Moby Thesaurus

  • trapshooting — trap|shoot|ing [ˈtræpˌʃu:tıŋ] n [U] the sport of shooting special clay objects fired into the air …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trapshooting — trap|shooting [ træp,ʃutıŋ ] noun uncount the activity or sport of shooting at clay objects thrown into the air by a machine …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trapshooting — n. target shooting at flying clay pigeons …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trapshooting — noun (U) the sport of shooting at special clay objects fired into the air …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • trapshooting — UK [ˈtræpˌʃuːtɪŋ] / US [ˈtræpˌʃutɪŋ] noun [uncountable] the activity or sport of shooting at clay objects thrown into the air by a machine …   English dictionary

  • trapshooting — trap•shoot•ing [[t]ˈtræpˌʃu tɪŋ[/t]] n. spo the sport of shooting at clay pigeons hurled into the air from a trap Compare skeet • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”