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

  • n. Sports Shooting at clay pigeons hurled into the air from spring traps.

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  • n. The sport, similar to skeet, of shooting at thrown targets with a shotgun.

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


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  • Although these different techniques work well in trapshooting, they don't always translate to success in the field.

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  • Baited with alcohol-soaked grain, gassed with sulfur fires and loaded live into trapshooting launchers (they were later replaced with clay "pigeons"), the passenger pigeon population quickly petered out.

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  • Yes | No | Report from muskiemaster wrote 28 weeks 5 hours ago are pup passed her gun dog test during the 4th while people were trapshooting in the field and she played in the pond.


  • I was well over the age of 21 and out on my own before I discovered trapshooting and reloading, which was shooting for fun, not meat.

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  • When I was a freshman in high school we had a county wide traveling trapshooting league.

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  • We invite the Tudeskos and Parisios to Placer County, where we have 5 high schools with trapshooting teams, approved by the district!

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  • I'm 17 years old and I'm on a competative trapshooting team.

    I'm 17 years old and I'm on a competative trapshooting team.

  • More recently in his life he took up trapshooting and has won every tourniment that he shot in until he broke his elbow on the skateboard.

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  • There were even all-female trapshooting clubs at that time.

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  • The only trophy I ever won was trapshooting from the deck of the old Flavia plying the Bermuda route from Miami.

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