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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/
a contest in marksmanship.
  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
First recorded in 1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for shooting match
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  • 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 match

Related Terms

the whole shooting match

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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