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trapshooting

[trap-shoo-ting] /ˈtræpˌʃu tɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sport of shooting at clay pigeons hurled into the air from a trap.
Compare skeet1 .
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; trap1 + shooting
Related forms
trapshooter, noun
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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

trapshooting

/ˈtræpˌʃuːtɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sport of shooting at clay pigeons thrown up by a trap
Derived Forms
trapshooter, noun
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