from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rifle-shooting match in which a live turkey is the target and the prize: sometimes only the head of the fowl is exposed to the shooter.

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

  • noun Alternative form of turkey shoot.


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  • This is probing the enemy sort of stuff, and McCain has so many weaknesses and tells already exposed, that this is going to be a turkey-shoot.

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  • The Hayfield Inn, a little hostelrie on the Northern "pike," is the scene of many a turkey-shoot.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 85, January, 1875

  • The second turkey-shoot was held at the forty-yard range.

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  • Should they stay to a turkey-shoot, they would see in it the Occidental analogue of their own public matches -- more picturesque, if not quite so prim and scientific.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 85, January, 1875

  • In the next block a "turkey-shoot" is in progress.

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  • Halliday, I could see; two this time -- one charging Bud with all the crimes in the decalogue, and the other, under the lead of the prosecutor, launching forth into an account of a turkey-shoot in which

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  • You must not have taken the time to view "Collateral Murder," the Army gun-barrel video showing American troops killing Iraqi civilians in a turkey-shoot on July 12, 2007 during the "surge" in Baghdad.

  • I guess they have yet to do so for any of "best arguments", however defined, over at CA, thereby giving McIntyre the turkey-shoot slapping around he clearly deserves, in your eyes, because I haven't seen them and surely you would have just pointed to them.

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  • Sembie-Ferris and Sturgess both went on to complete hat-tricks in what was fast becoming a bit of a turkey-shoot before Ryan Swain grabbed his first of the season and Matthew Steele scored against his old club.


  • It's so powerful that driving the Mako means that you are essentially in store for a turkey-shoot until the game forces you to get out and walk.

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