- a person regarded by others or personally as an expert in some activity or as very important, aggressive, or skillful: often used ironically and attributively
- a fast freight train
Also written hot shot or hot-shot
- Slang A person of impressive skill and daring, especially one who is highly successful and self-assured.
- A nonstop freight train.
(comparative more hotshot, superlative most hotshot)
- Highly skilled.
- He was a hotshot lawyer, with an astounding win-loss record.
- Displaying talent.
- Keep up those hotshot baskets, the scouts are sure to take notice.