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shooting box

noun, Chiefly British.
a small house or lodge for use during the shooting season.
Also called shooting lodge.
Origin of shooting box
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • From the shooting-box shouts of revelry reverberated up to us.

  • At Kinloch, he rented a shooting-box for eight weeks at a cost of $10,000.

    Homestead Arthur G. Burgoyne
  • The shooting-box was not a shanty, as he expected to find it, but a conveniently-arranged and neatly-constructed house.

    The Boy Trapper Harry Castlemon
  • I felt that I could trust you not to try and find out the secret of the shooting-box.

  • The house had been originally a shooting-box belonging to a distant chteau.

    Jack Alphonse Daudet
  • Wanted to take me to his shooting-box and all that sort of thing.

    The Tigress Anne Warner
  • There was a fine course inland, a cross-country going of not less than twenty miles, a shooting-box, and excellent golf-links.

    Hearts and Masks Harold MacGrath
  • But it is not an inn; only a shooting-box where the gamekeepers offer hospitality to gentlemen.

    The Mesmerist's Victim Alexandre Dumas
  • The Tsar has a shooting-box here in the midst of beautiful woods, and two rooms had been set apart in this house for our Column.

  • Mulmorrel, and the shooting-box on Loch Etive, and that mysterious old place at Kinloch-houran.

    The Wizard's Son, Vol. 1(of 3) Margaret Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for shooting-box

shooting box

a small country house providing accommodation for a shooting party during the shooting season Also called shooting lodge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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