What is shooting?

  • (noun): The act of firing a projectile.
    Example: "His shooting was slow but accurate"
    Synonyms: shot
    See also — Additional definitions below


Shooting is the act or process of firing rifles, shotguns or other projectile weapons such as bows or crossbows. Even the firing of artillery, rockets and missiles can be called shooting. A person who specializes in shooting is a marksman. Shooting can take place in a shooting range or in the field in hunting, in shooting sports or in combat.

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Some articles on shooting:

Oneal Moore
... He was murdered by alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan in a drive-by shooting on Wednesday, June 2, 1965 ... Rogers survived the shooting with injuries, and managed to broadcast a description of the pickup truck on his police radio ... Two suspects in the shooting were arrested in Mississippi not long afterward, one including Ernest Ray McElveen, but no charges were filed in the case due to a lack of evidence ...
Ugartechea - Further Changes
... At that time, the shooting of driven pheasant and partridge at large English country houses and pigeons in Spanish pigeon rings was very popular ... These shooting sports required shotguns that could be repaired in the field ... Driven shooting and pigeon rings became less and less accessible, and sidelocks came to be considered more of a luxury ...
New Zealand Sea Cadet Corps - Activities - Shooting
... Each year the Smitt Trophy shooting competition is held between all the Sea Cadet Units in New Zealand ...
Shooting Supplies
... in most countries requires shooters to have some form of shooting licence, and firearms are typically only available from registered firearms dealers ...

More definitions of "shooting":

  • (noun): Killing someone by gunfire.
    Example: "When the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies"

Famous quotes containing the word shooting:

    Writing or printing is like shooting with a rifle; you may hit your reader’s mind, or miss it;Mbut talking is like playing at a mark with the pipe of an engine; if it is within reach, and you have time enough, you can’t help hitting it.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    I’ll tell you one thing. If a little green man pops out at me I’m shooting first and asking questions later.
    Edward D. Wood, Jr. (1922–1978)

    After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)