Shot is defined as the act of firing off of a gun or other weapon.(noun)
An example of a shot is an attempt to hit a target at a rifle range.
The definition of a shot is an attempt at scoring or accomplishing something.(noun)
See shot in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: cf. scotan amount due, esp. for drinks or entertainment
Origin: ME < OE sceot < sceotan (akin to ON skot, Ger schuss): see shoot
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See shot in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English sceot, scot; see skeud- in Indo-European roots.
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