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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shot  \Shot\,  n.;  pl  {Shot}or  {Shots}.  [OE.  shot,  schot,  AS 
  gesceot  a  missile;  akin  to  D.  schot  a  shot,  shoot,  G.  schuss, 
  geschoss  a  missile,  Icel.  skot  a  throwing,  a  javelin,  and  E. 
  shoot,  v.t.  [root]159.  See  {Shoot},  and  cf  {Shot}  a  share.] 
  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. 
  Note:  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}, 
  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  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 
  {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 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shots  \Shots\,  n.  pl 
  The  refuse  of  cattle  taken  from  a  drove.  [Prov.  Eng.] 

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