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shot
WordNet 2.0
  • the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
  • the act of firing a projectile
  • "his shooting was slow but accurate"
  • (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
  • "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"
  • "a good shot require good balance and tempo"
  • "he left me an almost impossible shot"
  • the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
  • "the nurse gave him a flu shot"
  • informal words for any attempt or effort
  • "he gave it his best shot"
  • "he took a stab at forecasting"
  • an attempt to score in a game
  • a blow hard enough to cause injury
  • "he is still recovering from a shot to his leg"
  • "I caught him with a solid shot to the chin"
  • a solid missile discharged from a firearm
  • "the shot buzzed past his ear"
  • an explosive charge used in blasting
  • sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
  • "he trained at putting the shot"
  • an informal photograph
  • usually made with a small hand-held camera
  • "my snapshots haven''t been developed yet"
  • "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"
  • an estimate based on little or no information
  • a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
  • an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  • "his parting shot was `drop dead''"
  • "she threw shafts of sarcasm"
  • "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
  • a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
  • "he is a crack shot"
  • "a poor shooter"
  • a small drink of liquor
  • "he poured a shot of whiskey"
  • a chance to do something
  • "he wanted a shot at the champion"
  • varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
  • "changeable taffeta"
  • "chatoyant (or shot) silk"
  • "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"
shot
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. imp. & p. p. of Shoot.

  • 1. Woven in such a way as to produce an effect of variegation, of changeable tints, or of being figured; as, shot silks. See Shoot, v. t., 8.

  • 1. A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.

    "Here no shots are where all shares be." -- Chapman.

    "A man is never . . . welcome to a place till some certain shot be paid and the hostess say "Welcome."" -- Shak.

  • 1. The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile.

    "He caused twenty shot of his greatest cannon to be made at the king's army." -- Clarendon.

    2. A missile weapon, particularly a ball or bullet; specifically, whatever is discharged as a projectile from firearms or cannon by the force of an explosive.

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    Shot used in war is of various kinds, classified according to the material of which it is composed, into lead, wrought-iron, and cast-iron; according to form, into spherical and oblong; according to structure and modes of operation, into solid, hollow, and case. See Bar shot, Chain shot, etc., under Bar, Chain, etc.

    3. Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, -- used chiefly for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot.

    4. The flight of a missile, or the distance which it is, or can be, thrown; as, the vessel was distant more than a cannon shot.

    5. A marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent shot.

    Shot belt
    a belt having a pouch or compartment for carrying shot.

    Shot cartridge
    a cartridge containing powder and small shot, forming a charge for a shotgun.

    Shot garland
    (Naut.), a wooden frame to contain shot, secured to the coamings and ledges round the hatchways of a ship.

    Shot gauge
    an instrument for measuring the diameter of round shot. Totten.

    shot hole
    a hole made by a shot or bullet discharged.

    Shot locker
    (Naut.), a strongly framed compartment in the hold of a vessel, for containing shot.

    Shot of a cable
    (Naut.), the splicing of two or more cables together, or the whole length of the cables thus united.

    Shot prop
    (Naut.), a wooden prop covered with tarred hemp, to stop a hole made by the shot of an enemy in a ship's side.

    Shot tower
    a lofty tower for making shot, by dropping from its summit melted lead in slender streams. The lead forms spherical drops which cool in the descent, and are received in water or other liquid.

    Shot window
    a window projecting from the wall. Ritson, quoted by Halliwell, explains it as a window that opens and shuts; and Wodrow describes it as a window of shutters made of timber and a few inches of glass above them.

  • 1. To load with shot, as a gun. Totten.

  • 1. A cast of a net. (b) The entire throw of nets at one time. (c) A place or spot for setting nets. (d) A single draft or catch of fish made.

    2. (Athletics) A spherical weight, to be put, or thrown, in competition for distance.

    3. A stroke or propulsive action in certain games, as in billiards, hockey, curling, etc.; also, a move, as in chess.

    4. A guess; conjecture; also, an attempt. [Colloq.]

 

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