gunning

[ guhn-ing ]
/ ˈgʌn ɪŋ /

noun

the act, practice, or art of shooting with guns; gunnery.
the hunting of game with guns.

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Origin of gunning

First recorded in 1555–65; gun1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for gunning

gunning
/ (ˈɡʌnɪŋ) /

noun

the act or an instance of shooting with guns
the art, practice, or act of hunting game with guns
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