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trapshooting

[ trap-shoo-ting ]
/ ˈtræpˌʃu tɪŋ /
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noun
the sport of shooting at clay pigeons hurled into the air from a trap.
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Origin of trapshooting

First recorded in 1870–75; trap1 + shoot1 + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM trapshooting

trapshooter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for trapshooting

trapshooting
/ (ˈtræpˌʃuːtɪŋ) /

noun
the sport of shooting at clay pigeons thrown up by a trap

Derived forms of trapshooting

trapshooter, noun
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