turkey shoot


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

Examples of turkey shoot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rushing four a lot was a mistake vs. a QB who loves unchallenged turkey shoots. Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Oct. 2023 This jacket was warm enough for sitting in a blind to hunt mid-season deer and antelope, and for a chilly, early-spring turkey shoot for one tester in the Wildcat Hills region of western Nebraska. Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley, Outside Online, 2 Dec. 2022 The event includes a turkey shoot, vendor expo, hayride, touch a truck, silent auction, gun raffle, music, games and prizes. Arkansas Online, 26 Sep. 2022 The Times reported that police had held a turkey shoot and were providing 150 families with turkeys. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2021 Last month, the Community Auto Group once again underwrote all the shotgun shells used in the popular fall turkey shoots held by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 912 in Baytown. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, 8 Nov. 2019 Held each weekend in April and October, the turkey shoots are a major source of operating funds for the 97-year-old post. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, 8 Nov. 2019 Take aim: The Medina County Izaak Walton League fall turkey shoots are under way Sundays thru Nov. 24, except Oct. 13 during Fall Foliage Tour. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 27 Sep. 2019 The complex has baseball, softball and soccer fields and sponsors a weekly turkey shoot during winter months. Jennie Key, Cincinnati.com, 2 July 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of turkey shoot was in 1831

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“Turkey shoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkey%20shoot. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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