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shooting Idioms & Phrases


Shooting board

  • (Joinery), a fixture used in planing or shooting the edge of a board, by means of which the plane is guided and the board held true.
Webster 1913

Shooting box

  • noun a small country house used by hunters during the shooting season
    shooting lodge.
WordNet
  • a small house in the country for use in the shooting season. Prof. Wilson.
Webster 1913

  • noun a building (usually abandoned) where drug addicts buy and use heroin
  • noun an enclosed firing range with targets for rifle or handgun practice
    shooting range.
WordNet
  • a range, usually covered, with targets for practice with firearms. [Slang] a place, often a building or neighborhood, where addicts "shoot up" drugs.
Webster 1913

Shooting iron

  • noun a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
    side arm; pistol; handgun.
WordNet
  • a firearm. Slang, U.S.
Webster 1913

Shooting star

  • noun a streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode
    meteor.
WordNet
  • . (a) (Astron.) A starlike, luminous meteor, that, appearing suddenly, darts quickly across some portion of the sky, and then as suddenly disappears, leaving sometimes, for a few seconds, a luminous train, called also falling star. Shooting stars are small cosmical bodies which encounter the earth in its annual revolution, and which become visible by coming with planetary velocity into the upper regions of the atmosphere. At certain periods, as on the 13th of November and 10th of August, they appear for a few hours in great numbers, apparently diverging from some point in the heavens, such displays being known as meteoric showers, or star showers. These bodies, before encountering the earth, were moving in orbits closely allied to the orbits of comets. See Leonids, Perseids. (b) (Bot.) The American cowslip (Dodecatheon Meadia). See under Cowslip.
Webster 1913

Shooting stick

  • noun device that resembles a spiked walking stick but the top opens into a seat
WordNet
  • (Print.), a tapering piece of wood or iron, used by printers to drive up the quoins in the chase. Hansard.
Webster 1913