wing shot


nounHunting.
  1. a shot at a bird in flight.

  2. an expert in shooting birds in flight.

Origin of wing shot

1
First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby wing shot

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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

noun
  1. a shot taken at a bird in flight

  2. an expert at shooting birds in flight

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