clay pigeon


Definition of clay pigeon

: a saucer-shaped target usually made of baked clay or limestone and pitch and thrown from a trap in skeet and trapshooting

Examples of clay pigeon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cotswolds area activities and experiences can also be arranged, which might include local market tours or clay pigeon shooting. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 16 Feb. 2022 Saunter over to the spa, play a round of golf, or try out archery or clay pigeon shooting during your stay. Kelsey Fowler, Travel + Leisure, 23 Dec. 2021 The team finally became a reality thanks to a clay pigeon shoot fundraiser in May that raised more money than expected. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 7 Sep. 2021 Activities included horseback riding, cattle driving, snowmobiling, clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, 8 July 2021 Other activities include game and clay pigeon shooting, swimming in the outdoor pool, tennis and croquet and sightseeing Edinburgh an hour away. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 31 May 2021 Christine is the clay pigeon shooter in our partnership. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 15 May 2021 There are also cooking lessons with the estate’s chef, truffle hunting excursions, clay pigeon shooting and hiking and cycling trails. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Aerial target drones are affordably built, and used as a type of robotic clay pigeon for and anti-air missiles. Kelsey D. Atherton, Popular Science, 24 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of clay pigeon

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Clay pigeon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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