Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A form of trapshooting in which clay targets are thrown from traps to simulate birds in flight and are shot at from different stations.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Swiftly; quickly.
  • A dialectal form of scoot.
  • Swift; fleet.
  • Keen; bold; brave.
  • noun A scoop.
  • noun The pollack.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) A scoop with a long handle, used to wash the sides of a vessel, and formerly to wet the sails or deck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun news or gossip
  • verb to look through the front windows of somebody else's house
  • noun uncountable A form of trapshooting using clay targets to simulate birds in flight.
  • noun countable, poker A hand consisting of a 9, a 5, a 2, and two other cards lower than 9.
  • noun uncountable, slang, African American Vernacular The ejaculation of sperm.
  • noun nautical A scoop with a long handle, used to wash the sides of a vessel and formerly to wet the sails or deck.
  • noun countable, Newfoundland, slang A loud, disruptive and poorly educated person.
  • verb To shoot or spray (used of fluids).
  • verb African American Vernacular To ejaculate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of shoot.]

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Altered form of shoot.

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  • "... a sort of long scoop used to wet the decks and sides of a ship, in order to keep them cool, and to prevent them from splitting by the heat of the sun.... It is also employed in small vessels to wet the sails, to render them more efficacious in light breezes: this operation is sometimes performed in large ships by means of the fire-engine."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 483–484

    October 13, 2008