Shooting

Definition of Shooting

Shoot´ing
n.1.The act of one who, or that which, shoots; as, the shooting of an archery club; the shooting of rays of light.
2.(Sporting) A wounding or killing with a firearm; specifically (Sporting), the killing of game; as, a week of shooting.
3.A sensation of darting pain; as, a shooting in one's head.
a.1.Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting.
Shooting board
(Joinery) a fixture used in planing or shooting the edge of a board, by means of which the plane is guided and the board held true.
Shooting box
a small house in the country for use in the shooting season.
Shooting gallery
a range, usually covered, with targets for practice with firearms.
- Prof. Wilson.
Shooting iron
a firearm.
Shooting star
a - (Astron.) A starlike, luminous meteor, that, appearing suddenly, darts quickly across some portion of the sky, and then as suddenly disappears, leaving sometimes, for a few seconds, a luminous train, - called also falling star.
b - (Bot.) The American cowslip (Dodecatheon Meadia). See under Cowslip.
Shooting stick
(Print.) a tapering piece of wood or iron, used by printers to drive up the quoins in the chase.
- Hansard.

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