trapshooting

noun
trap·​shoot·​ing | \ ˈtrap-ˌshü-tiŋ How to pronounce trapshooting (audio) \

Definition of trapshooting

: shooting at clay pigeons sprung from a trap into the air away from the shooter

Examples of trapshooting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The current production guns are plainer, price-point guns that have become extremely popular with the growing scholastic trapshooting crowd. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "The 10 Best Trap Guns Ever," 5 May 2020 Young gunmaker Daniele Perazzi worked with Italian trapshooting champion Ennio Mattarelli on a new gun for Matarelli to shoot in the 1964 Olympics. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "The 10 Best Trap Guns Ever," 5 May 2020 Each year at least one parent will express concerns about their child getting involved in trapshooting. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Southeastern Wisconsin youth trapshooters keep busting targets and breaking records," 8 June 2019 No disrespect to other activities, but trapshooting promotes development in students in ways other sports can't, said Dan Kent, head coach of the Marquette Hilltoppers. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Southeastern Wisconsin youth trapshooters keep busting targets and breaking records," 8 June 2019 Corey Cogdell-Unrein, Alaska’s two-time Olympic bronze medalist in trapshooting, captured fifth place at the USA Shooting national championships last week in Colorado, a little more than two months after giving birth to Lane, her first child. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska trapshooter Corey Cogdell-Unrein is back on the range, with a baby," 14 June 2019 And while big opportunities await, Davey remains driven by the instant gratification that first hooked him on trapshooting. Beth Bragg, Alaska Dispatch News, "Trapshooting’s instant gratification hooked Anchorage teen, who now eyes long-term goals," 26 Oct. 2017 Unlike other sports, trapshooting doesn’t require stamina or strength. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "What a blast! Trapshooting explodes as a high school sport," 30 May 2017 The rapid growth has surprised almost everyone in the trapshooting world. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "What a blast! Trapshooting explodes as a high school sport," 30 May 2017

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First Known Use of trapshooting

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Trapshooting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trapshooting. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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