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shooting match

[shoo-ting for 1; shoot-n, shoo-ting for 2] /ˈʃu tɪŋ for 1; ˈʃut n, ˈʃu tɪŋ for 2/
noun
1.
a contest in marksmanship.
2.
Informal.
  1. a number of persons or things collectively.
  2. everything involved with a particular matter:
    He decided to sell the whole shooting match—his house, furniture, and car.
Origin of shooting match
1740-1750
1740-50
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Examples from the Web for shooting match
Historical Examples
  • Thanksgiving morning I informed my mother that I was going to a shooting match.

    A Boy Trooper With Sheridan Stanton P. Allen
  • He heard the guns, and thought that a shooting match was going on.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • We had a shooting match, and talked Reserve matters for just one hour and twenty minutes.

    Camp and Trail Stewart Edward White
  • Of course such an occasion could not pass without a shooting match.

  • Finally, came the vital scene of the play, the shooting match at Nottingham Town.

  • They found a mine, and you got in a shooting match with Caney.

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • I didn't mean to touch the revolver, but Bert forgot his air rifle, and the boys were waiting to have a shooting match.

    Much Ado About Peter Jean Webster
  • Curtis Conrad and Emerson Mead had a riding and shooting match.

    The Delafield Affair Florence Finch Kelly
  • The chief then sent him back to invite the strangers to a shooting match, but they ignored the invitation.

  • Already I know how to shoot, and this afternoon we shall have a shooting match.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
Slang definitions & phrases for shooting match

shooting gallery

noun phrase

  1. A place where a narcotics user can get a dose or injection
  2. A party or gathering where narcotics users take injections: in a fellow musician's hotel room during a ''shooting gallery'' (dope party) (1950s+ Narcotics)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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