turkey shoot


Definition of 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 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, "Auto dealers, manufacturers serve those who served," 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, "Auto dealers, manufacturers serve those who served," 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, "History Buffs show their stuff at Old School Trivia Night: Whit & Whimsey," 27 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of turkey shoot

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Turkey shoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkey%20shoot. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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