turkey shoot

noun

Definition of turkey shoot 

: a marksmanship contest using a moving target with a turkey offered as a prize

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The complex has baseball, softball and soccer fields and sponsors a weekly turkey shoot during winter months. Jennie Key, Cincinnati.com, "Ballfield at sports complex will remain closed until lead is removed," 2 July 2018 Hamilton County Public Health spokesman Mike Samet said a parent filed a complaint with the Ohio EPA concerned that lead from the turkey shoots could potentially contaminate playing fields. Jennie Key, Cincinnati.com, "Officials: Taylor Creek Youth Organization sports field contaminated with lead, arsenic," 7 May 2018 Hunting: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a turkey shoot on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney on Saturday. baltimoresun.com, "Digest: St. Frances' Clouden repeats as Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year," 19 Mar. 2018 Ndamukong Suh turkey shoot: Players use pellet guns to scare cable repairmen off the field. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions-themed events would liven up 2018 Pro Bowl," 27 Jan. 2018 To outsiders, Pope Valley is best known for its Thanksgiving turkey shoot, now discontinued, and a roadside collection of 5,000 hubcaps. Long-dilapidated buildings still advertise the businesses that housed them half a century ago. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Is Napa running out of land for vineyards?," 22 Feb. 2018 This could be a turkey shoot for Philip Rivers and mates Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams, Hunter Henry and perhaps rookie Mike Williams. Tom Krasovic, sandiegouniontribune.com, "5 reasons the L.A. Chargers* will beat the Oakland Raiders," 13 Oct. 2017

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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