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wing shot

noun, Hunting.
a shot at a bird in flight.
an expert in shooting birds in flight.
Origin of wing shot
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • True, it was not a wing shot, but it was a performance worthy of record.

    The Tent Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Down at Grundy's, when he had won in the wing shot, I had hard work getting him to try at the target.

    The Cave by the Beech Fork Henry S. Spalding
British Dictionary definitions for wing shot

wing shot

a shot taken at a bird in flight
an expert at shooting birds in flight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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