Home » Dictionary » new shooter

new shooter

new shooter
 n.— «It was a new race over a new track, and there were several new shooters trying to knock him off. But none of Pulpit’s potential problems materialized. It was as if divine intervention was bestowed upon the colt, who resurrected his standing among the nation’s leading 3-year-olds with an emphatic victory today in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland Race Course.» —“…and His Archrival, Pulpit, Will Be There Waiting” by Jay Privman in Lexington, Ky. New York Times Apr. 13, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Bug in Your Ear (episode #1537)

Is there something inherent in English that makes it the linguistic equivalent of the Borg, dominating and consuming other languages in its path? No, not at all. The answer lies with politics and conquest rather than language itself. Plus: a new...

Beside Myself (episode #1535)

The new Downton Abbey movie is a luscious treat for fans of the public-television period piece, but how accurate is the script when it comes to the vocabulary of the early 20th century? It may be jarring to hear the word swag, but it was already at...