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shooting box

noun Chiefly British.
  1. a small house or lodge for use during the shooting season.
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Origin of shooting box

First recorded in 1805–15
Also called shooting lodge.
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Historical Examples of shooting box

  • It was originally intended for a shooting-box, but this was elaborately extended.

    England, Picturesque and Descriptive

    Joel Cook

  • The house had been originally a shooting-box belonging to a distant chteau.


    Alphonse Daudet

  • At Kinloch, he rented a shooting-box for eight weeks at a cost of $10,000.


    Arthur G. Burgoyne

  • I felt that I could trust you not to try and find out the secret of the shooting-box.

  • Why, it's the regular thing, like a shooting-box or a bothy in the Highlands.


    Rolf Boldrewood

British Dictionary definitions for shooting box

shooting box

  1. a small country house providing accommodation for a shooting party during the shooting seasonAlso called: shooting lodge
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