(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.
noun a small country house used by hunters during the shooting season
a small house in the country for use in the shooting season. Prof. Wilson.
noun a building (usually abandoned) where drug addicts buy and use heroin
noun an enclosed firing range with targets for rifle or handgun practice
a range, usually covered, with targets for practice with firearms. [Slang] a place, often a building or neighborhood, where addicts "shoot up" drugs.
noun a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
side arm; pistol; handgun.
a firearm. Slang, U.S.
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
. (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.
noun device that resembles a spiked walking stick but the top opens into a seat
(Print.), a tapering piece of wood or iron, used by printers to drive up the quoins in the chase. Hansard.