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 competition is reserved for the world's top 12 shooters in various disciplines, including trapshooting and skeet. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Oct. 2021 On Saturday Bernau became the first state resident to win an Olympic trapshooting medal. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Aug. 2021 Today’s guests spend time riding, trapshooting, fishing, doing ranch chores, and, of course, sitting around a campfire and eating s’mores. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Mar. 2022 Bernau took the silver medal in May in women's trapshooting at the World Cup in Lonato, Italy. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Aug. 2021 Madelynn Bernau, 23, of Waterford hit 119 of 125 targets through the five qualification rounds of women's trapshooting at the Tokyo Olympics, placing her seventh out of 26 competitors in the event. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 July 2021 Madelynn Bernau, 23, of Waterford is considered a medal contender in women's trapshooting based on her second-place finish at a World Cup event in May in Italy. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 July 2021 Bednarek's the second Wisconsinite to medal at the 2020 Olympics, joining Waterford's Madelynn Bernau, 23, who notched bronze in mixed trapshooting. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Aug. 2021 The mark set world and Olympic qualification records for women's trapshooting. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of trapshooting

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trapshooting was in 1875

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18 Apr 2022

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“Trapshooting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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