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wing shot

noun, Hunting.
1.
a shot at a bird in flight.
2.
an expert in shooting birds in flight.
Origin of wing shot
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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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

noun
1.
a shot taken at a bird in flight
2.
an expert at shooting birds in flight
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