plural -s
: a shooting match : an entertainment or a picnic where marksmanship is practiced

Word History


German schützenfest, from schütz, schütze marksman, archer (from Old High German scutzo archer) + fest festival; akin to Old English scytta archer, Old Norse skyti archer, Old English scēotan to shoot

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“Schuetzenfest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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