shooting iron

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shooting iron a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shooting iron a firearm.
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Usage

In literature:

He had no fire-arm, or he would have stopped to shoot at Iron Bull.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
I asked him if he used the shooting-iron to keep his landlord in order.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Yes, you take the shooting-iron, my dear fellow; you might manage to pot something.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
But we haven't got much in the way of shooting irons.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Now we're two with a shooting iron between us.
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
They can bring their shooting-irons, too.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Here are your shooting-irons.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
I say, couldn't we leave our shooting irons here, and pick them up on the way back?
"Renshaw Fanning's Quest" by Bertram Mitford
How I could pot you now, lad, if I'd got a shooting-iron; put you out o' yer misery like.
"Seven Frozen Sailors" by George Manville Fenn
They began battering on the iron door, yelling and shooting.
"Following the Color Line" by Ray Stannard Baker
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In news:

I'm working on ironing out my shooting form, and one area of confusion is my bow arm.
Israel's IRON DOME Shoots Down Rockets.
It's been quiet in the world of Iron Man, of course that is expected as shooting wraps on the third film in the franchise and Marvel's marketing machine prepares for its spectacular push.
Credits 'Iron Dome' for shooting down incoming rocket.
Israel rushed a fifth Iron Dome air defense battery into service in the Tel Aviv area on Saturday, using it within hours to shoot down a rocket fired at the coastal metropolis from the Gaza Strip.
Andre Morgan and Peter Lam are producing the project, which is prepping for a shoot in China next year and will take RZA back to the country where he shot Iron Fists.
It is ironic that on the same day Leonard Pitts points out the tragedies perpetrated by right-wing terrorists in America (Aug 20, "Shooting rampages pose questions"), Hank Williams Jr, should prove how true Pitts' words are.
If you're shooting high, low or to the left or right, your iron sights or scope may need to be adjusted.
Meanwhile, the Port City is getting ready for "Iron Man 3," one of the biggest motion pictures in North Carolina history, to start shooting this spring.
Israel says 'Iron Dome' shoots down Tel Aviv-bound rocket.
Robert Downey Jr is spotted in Wilmington as shooting for 'Iron Man 3' approaches (more).
A new Time Magazine photo shoot shows a ripped Rep Paul Ryan pumping iron.
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