clay pigeon

noun

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

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First Known Use of clay pigeon

1888


CLAY PIGEON Defined for English Language Learners

clay pigeon

noun

Definition of clay pigeon for English Language Learners

  • : a circular object made of baked clay that people throw into the air and shoot at to practice their shooting skills


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