[shoo-ting for 1; shoot-n, shoo-ting for 2]
- a contest in marksmanship.
- a number of persons or things collectively.
- everything involved with a particular matter: He decided to sell the whole shooting match—his house, furniture, and car.
Origin of shooting match
First recorded in 1740–50
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Examples from the Web for shooting match
He has just won the prize in the shooting-match, and they are taking him home in triumph.The Lady of Lyons
Edward Bulwer Lytton
The next Koshare festivity in regular order was the shooting-match.Alamo Ranch
Sarah Warner Brooks
If a spirit of rivalry is anywhere unavoidable, it is at a shooting-match.The Sayings of Confucius
You beat me at the shooting-match last fall, but I reckon I've got you now.
For Owen, too, had been practicing for the shooting-match to which Jerry referred.