- 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
Related Words for shooting matchaffair, transaction, proceeding, business, circumstance, question, job, topic, thing, incident, situation, event, subject, bevy, group, crowd, cluster, mess, chunk, flock
Examples from the Web for shooting match
Historical Examples of 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.