clay pigeon


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clay pigeon

n.
A clay disk thrown as a flying target for skeet and trapshooting. Also called bird.
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clay pigeon

n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a disc of baked clay hurled into the air from a machine as a target to be shot at
2. slang US a person in a defenceless position; sitting duck
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clay′ pig′eon


n.
a disk usu. of baked clay hurled into the air from a trap as a target in trapshooting or skeet.
[1885–90, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clay pigeon - target used in skeet or trapshootingclay pigeon - target used in skeet or trapshooting
target - sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
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