Annie Oakley

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An·nie Oak·ley

 (ăn′ē ōk′lē)
A free ticket or pass.

[After Annie Oakley (from the association of the punched ticket with one of her bullet-riddled targets).]

An′nie Oak′ley

(ˈæn i ˈoʊk li)
a free ticket, as to a theater; pass.
[1920–25, Amer.; allegedly because such tickets, punched to prevent resale, resembled the playing cards used as targets by Annie Oakley]
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Noun1.Annie Oakley - United States sharpshooter who was featured in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (1860-1926)
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Anne Oakley of L17 was set to take up a new position as timpanist and percussionist with the new BBC Training Orchestra in Bristol.
His cast included real Indian leaders, who had only a few years before been fighting for their homelands, army scouts and legendary figures like AnnieOakley (Phoebe Anne Oakley Mozee), the sharp-shooter, who at 30 paces should slice a card in two, held edgeways.
HISTORIC ACTION: Supervisor Caroline Hawley (left) and receptionist Anne Oakley picket the Coventry Magistrates' Court building today.