fowling piece

noun

Definition of fowling piece

: a shotgun for shooting birds or small animals

First Known Use of fowling piece

1596, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fowling piece was in 1596

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“Fowling piece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fowling%20piece. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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