- a marksmanship contest, usually at a festive gathering, in which rifles are fired at moving targets, originally live turkeys.
- something easily accomplished; piece of cake.
- an easy destruction of enemy troops, especially of flying aircraft.
Origin of turkey shoot
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for turkey-shoot
He likens the standoff to what he calls the “turkey-shoot phenomenon.”Big-Spending Budget Hawk
July 29, 2010
A day of great sport at the tavern was when there was a turkey-shoot; these often took place on Thanksgiving Day.Stage-coach and Tavern Days
Alice Morse Earle
The Hayfield Inn, a little hostelrie on the Northern "pike," is the scene of many a turkey-shoot.