flight shooting

flight shooting
competitive shooting for distance only.
[1795-1805]

* * *

 in archery, a form of competition in which shooting for maximum distance is the object, with little or no regard for accuracy. Bows used may be heavy-draw, conventional handbows or even heavier foot bows, which are strapped to the feet and drawn with both hands while the archer lies on the ground. Crossbows are also used. Contestants are grouped in classes according to the pulling weight of their bows. Modern flight bows are composite (made of more than one material—e.g., wood and fibreglass). Arrows are as light as possible, usually made of wood or aluminum with a barreled shape (tapered at the ends, thicker in the middle) and fitted with small plastic vanes. Modern flight shooters, whose records advance with technological improvements of bows and arrows, have shot beyond 1 mile (1.6 km).

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • flight shooting — Archery n. the sport of distance shooting, using a bow (flight bow) and arrow (flight arrow) designed for maximum distance rather than maximum accuracy …   English World dictionary

  • flight shooting — noun : competitive shooting for distance with bow and arrow * * * Archery. competitive shooting for distance only. [1795 1805] * * * flight shooting, 1. (in archery) distance shooting with flight arrows. 2. the sport or practice of shooting wild… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flight shooting — /ˈflaɪt ʃutɪŋ/ (say fluyt shoohting) noun the sport of shooting wildfowl while they are on the wing …  

  • flight-shooting — …   Useful english dictionary

  • flight — flight1 [flīt] n. [ME fliht < OE flyht (akin to OS fluht, Du vlucht) < base of fleogan, FLY1] 1. the act, manner, or power of flying or moving through space 2. the distance covered or that can be covered at one time by an airplane, bird,… …   English World dictionary

  • Flight — (fl[imac]t), n. [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. fle[ o]n to flee, G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt, D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. [root]84. See {Flee}, {Fly}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flight feathers — Flight Flight (fl[imac]t), n. [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. fle[ o]n to flee, G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt, D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. [root]84. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shooting Star (comics) — Superherobox| caption= Hulk #265 Art by Sal Buscema comic color=background:#ff8080 character name=Shooting Star real name=Victoria Star publisher=Marvel Comics debut= Incredible Hulk #265 (Nov 1981) creators=Bill Mantlo Sal Buscema alliance color …   Wikipedia

  • Shooting Star (chanson de Kotoko) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Shooting Star. Shooting Star Single par Mami Kawada, KOTOKO Face A Shooting Star Face B …   Wikipédia en Français

  • flight — I. /flaɪt / (say fluyt) noun 1. the act, manner, or power of flying. 2. the distance covered or the course pursued by a flying object. 3. a number of beings or things flying or passing through the air together: a flight of swallows. 4. a journey… …  

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”