wing shot

  1. a shot at a bird in flight.

  2. an expert in shooting birds in flight.

Origin of wing shot

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby wing shot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use wing shot in a sentence

  • Down at Grundy's, when he had won in the wing shot, I had hard work getting him to try at the target.

    The Cave by the Beech Fork | Henry S. Spalding
  • The fastest, straightest little wing shot with a six shooter that ever was, old-timer!

    Cappy Ricks Retires | Peter B. Kyne
  • He is a first-class wing shot, and during the past year he has won several live bird matches.

    The Johnstown Horror | James Herbert Walker
  • Mr. Kerr, the young lieutenant, who was stationed here, was the best wing-shot I have ever seen on the sporting field.

    Little Pills, An Army Story | Robert Henderson McKay
  • But the lesson is that you must not try to shoot Fluff unless you are a good wing shot.

    That Pup | Ellis Parker Butler

British Dictionary definitions for wing shot

wing shot

  1. a shot taken at a bird in flight

  2. an expert at shooting birds in flight

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