shooting match


Definition of shooting match

1 : a competitive test in shooting : competition in marksmanship
2 : a collection or aggregate of persons or things : lot also : the entire affair or matter : concern, business used chiefly in the phrase the whole shooting match sick and tired of the whole shooting match rich enough to buy the whole shooting match

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“Shooting match.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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