wing shooting


Definition of wing shooting

: the act or practice of shooting at game birds in flight or at flying targets

Examples of wing shooting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 6-8, 216-pound wing shot 45.1% from 3-point range, leading Villanova by 5.9 percentage points and ranking No. 4 in the country among all qualified players. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "5 prospects the Mavericks could target in the first round of the 2020 NBA draft," 14 May 2020 Lee is a middling defender, but few wings shoot at his level. Connor Letourneau,, "Guard Damion Lee eager to ace another audition with Warriors," 29 Oct. 2019 The postseason proved Philly desperately needed wing shooting to surround Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, especially if Markelle Fultz is unable to rediscover his shooting stroke. Jake Fischer,, "Trade Grades: Sixers Position Themselves For Kawhi Leonard," 21 June 2018 The 6-foot-6, 200-pound junior wing shot 12 for 20 from the field (3 for 4 from beyond the arc) and 3 for 3 from the line. Rick O'brien,, "Seth Lundy and Roman nip Andrew Funk and Wood," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of wing shooting

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Wing shooting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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