wing shot

noun Hunting.

a shot at a bird in flight.
an expert in shooting birds in flight.

Origin of wing shot

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for wing shot

  • The sound of voices strikes your ear, and like a wing-shot bird you fall to the earth.

    Vagaries|Axel Munthe

British Dictionary definitions for wing shot

wing shot


a shot taken at a bird in flight
an expert at shooting birds in flight
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