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- biathlon - Consists of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.
- off-hand - Meaning "at once, straightway," it probably originally referred to shooting without a rest or support; as "unpremeditated," it is attested to 1719.
- potshot - Comes from shooting an animal purely for food (pot), rather than for simple conquest.
- scope - First meant "target for shooting," from Greek skopos, "target."
In American English, hunting is the killing of wild animals or birds as a sport or for food, using guns.
In British English, hunting usually refers to the chasing and killing of foxes by dogs, followed by people on horseback. The killing of animals and birds with guns is referred to in British English as shooting.
|Noun||1.||shooting - the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"|
shoot - the act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
countershot - a return shot; a retaliatory shot
fire control - preparation for the delivery of shellfire on a target
gunfire, gunshot - the act of shooting a gun; "the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
headshot - a shot aimed at a person's head
shellfire - shooting artillery shells
potshot - a shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter)
|2.||shooting - killing someone by gunfire; "when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies"|
drive-by killing - homicide committed by shooting from a moving automobile
homicide - the killing of a human being by another human being
drive-by shooting - shooting someone from a car as it is driven past the victim
wing shooting - shooting game birds that are flying (on the wing)
good shooting! (said as congratulation) → ¡buen tiro!; (said before hunt) → ¡buena caza!
shooting brake (o.f.) N (Brit) (Aut) (= estate car) → furgoneta f, rubia f, camioneta f
shooting gallery N → barraca f de tiro al blanco
shooting incident N → tiroteo m, balacera f (LAm)
shooting iron (o.f.) N (US) → arma f (de fuego)
shooting jacket N → chaquetón m
shooting lodge N = shooting box shooting match N → concurso m de tiro al blanco, certamen m de tiro al blanco
the whole shooting match (= the whole thing) → todo el tinglado
shooting party N → partida f de caza, cacería f
shooting range N → campo m de tiro
shooting spree N to go on a shooting spree → ir por ahí disparando a la gente
shooting star N → estrella f fugaz
shooting stick N → bastón m taburete
shooting war N → guerra f a tiros