fowling piece EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a shotgun for shooting wildfowl.
Origin of fowling piece First recorded in 1590–1600 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for fowling piece Historical Examples of fowling piece
Captain Truck had thrown forward his fowling-piece, but he did not fire.
James Fenimore Cooper
The fowling-piece had escaped my grasp and crashed against the wall.
In dodging me, he let fall his fowling-piece, which went off with a bang into the fire.
A. C. Laut
Ethan now took the fowling-piece, which he had charged with duck-shot, and fired again.
He had brought his fowling-piece, and we had besides two muskets.
W. H. G. Kingston