from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In trap-shooting, a subsequent competition between contestants who have made tied scores.


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  • Winning team is safe, losing team has to pick two members for a shoot-off, and loser of that goes home.

    Top Shot

  • Selection of the two for the shoot-off was hokie but fun -- there were targets with each contestant's name on one and the way they chose the two was to fire one round each into the name of the guy they wanted.

    Top Shot

  • The shoot-off was with a modern scoped rifle, three targets, two hundred, four hundred, six hundred yards.

    Top Shot

  • Serious shooters gladly spend the extra money anyway, hoping it may buy them one or two targets on the margins: the difference between making the shoot-off and going home.

    What a $10,000 Shotgun Is Really Worth

  • It amazes me how there doesn't seem to be many surrogates lining up to help Obama fight the GOP, yet we get no shortage of lose cannons (Chuck Schumer, Bob Kerrey, now even Feingold?) looking to independently shoot-off their mouths.

    Feingold: McCain "Calls 'Em As He Sees 'Em"

  • And the shoot-off should not be done by a testing facility for the military.

    CNN Transcript Mar 22, 2007

  • The shoot-off should be done by combat troops just like we used to do in the Rangers when we selected the best machine gun they have.

    CNN Transcript Mar 22, 2007

  • And Fatah al-Islam is considered to be a shoot-off of Fatah, the known Palestinian group.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2007

  • That tough mental aspect, Bade says, is vital in a competition that drags out over two days, with three 25-target rounds and a final shoot-off. - Teen sharpshooter hits with single vision

  • That was the margin in Loper's Olympic trials shoot-off in March with Sgt. Joetta Dement, 32, a member of the U.S. - Teen sharpshooter hits with single vision


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