a disk of baked clay or other material hurled into the air from a trap as a target.
a person in a situation likely to be taken advantage of by others.
a disc of baked clay hurled into the air from a machine as a target to be shot at
) a person in a defenceless position; sitting duck
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Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.