fowling piece


noun
  1. a shotgun for shooting wildfowl.

Origin of fowling piece

1
First recorded in 1590–1600

Words Nearby fowling piece

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How to use fowling piece in a sentence

  • I begged to wait for my gun; but no, the fowling-piece (loaded with ball, of course) and the two spears were quite enough.

  • There followed the quick crack of the fowling-piece, a cloud of feathers in the air, a long slanting fall.

    Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
  • I took mine, and Carlos said that he never went out without a brace of pistols and a fowling-piece.

    In the Wilds of Florida | W.H.G. Kingston
  • Every rifle, every fowling-piece had its story, and there were many of them; for Darling boasted a veritable armory.

    The Tigress | Anne Warner
  • The boy followed, and then the master took his seat in the stern, with his flintlock fowling piece within reach.

    Duffels | Edward Eggleston