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shooting match

[shoo-ting for 1; shoot-n, shoo-ting for 2]
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noun
  1. a contest in marksmanship.
  2. Informal.
    1. a number of persons or things collectively.
    2. everything involved with a particular matter: He decided to sell the whole shooting match—his house, furniture, and car.
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Origin of shooting match

First recorded in 1740–50
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Examples from the Web for shooting match

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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.