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

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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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The first known use of trapshooting was in 1875

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