clay pigeon shooting

clay pigeon shooting
clay pigeon shooting UK US noun [uncountable] british
the sport of shooting circular clay objects known as clay pigeons that are thrown into the air by a machine
Thesaurus: sports involving shooting objectshyponym

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ˌclay ˈpigeon shooting [clay pigeon shooting] (BrE) (NAmE ˈskeet shooting) noun
a sport in which a disc of baked ↑clay (called a clay pigeon) is thrown into the air for people to shoot at
See also:skeet shooting

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