shooting

Definitions of shooting
  1. noun
    the act of firing a projectile
    “his shooting was slow but accurate”
    synonyms: shot
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    shoot
    the act of shooting at targets
    countershot
    a return shot; a retaliatory shot
    discharge, firing, firing off
    the act of discharging a gun
    gunfire, gunshot
    the act of shooting a gun
    headshot
    a shot aimed at a person's head
    shellfire
    shooting artillery shells
    potshot
    a shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter)
    gun
    the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies
    enfilade, enfilade fire
    gunfire directed along the length rather than the breadth of a formation
    snipe
    a gunshot from a concealed location
    skeet, skeet shooting, trapshooting
    the sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird
    type of:
    actuation, propulsion
    the act of propelling
  2. noun
    killing someone by gunfire
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    drive-by killing
    homicide committed by shooting from a moving automobile
    drive-by shooting
    shooting someone from a car as it is driven past the victim
    wing shooting
    shooting game birds that are flying (on the wing)
    type of:
    homicide
    the killing of a human being by another human being
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