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[trap-shoo-ting] /ˈtræpˌʃu tɪŋ/
the sport of shooting at clay pigeons hurled into the air from a trap.
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Origin of trapshooting
1870-75; trap1 + shooting
Related forms
trapshooter, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for trapshooting
  • trapshooting is a specific form of shotgun clay target shooting.
  • trapshooting is a game of movement, action and split-second timing.
  • Hall believes trapshooting is the best way to introduce beginners to the shooting sports.
  • Live birds or fowl shall not be used as targets in trapshooting.
  • The trapshooting range is set up with five different stations set in a semi-circle facing the traphouse.
  • The company then concentrated on manufacturing mechanical traps and clay targets for the burgeoning interest in trapshooting.
British Dictionary definitions for trapshooting


the sport of shooting at clay pigeons thrown up by a trap
Derived Forms
trapshooter, noun
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