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Definition: falling star
Shooting \Shoot"ing\, a.
Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting.
Shooting board (Joinery), a fixture used in planing or
shooting the edge of a board, by means of which the plane
is guided and the board held true.
Shooting box, a small house in the country for use in the
shooting season. --Prof. Wilson.
Shooting gallery, a range, usually covered, with targets
for practice with firearms.
Shooting iron, a firearm. [Slang, U.S.]
(a) (Astron.) A starlike, luminous meteor, that, appearing
suddenly, darts quickly across some portion of the sky,
and then as suddenly disappears, leaving sometimes, for a
few seconds, a luminous train, -- called also falling star
Note: Shooting stars are small cosmical bodies which
encounter the earth in its annual revolution, and which
become visible by coming with planetary velocity into
the upper regions of the atmosphere. At certain
periods, as on the 13th of November and 10th of August,
they appear for a few hours in great numbers,
apparently diverging from some point in the heavens,
such displays being known as meteoric showers, or star
showers. These bodies, before encountering the earth,
were moving in orbits closely allied to the orbits of
comets. See Leonids, Perseids.
(b) (Bot.) The American cowslip (Dodecatheon Meadia). See
Shooting stick (Print.), a tapering piece of wood or iron,
used by printers to drive up the quoins in the chase.