trap·shoot·ing | \ˈtrap-ˌshü-tiŋ \

Definition of trapshooting 

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

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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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1875, in the meaning defined above

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