Webster 1913 Edition
Woven in such a way as to produce an effect of variegation, of changeable tints, or of being figured;
sceótanto shoot; akin to D.
skot. √159. See
, and cf.
A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.
shotsare where all shares be.
A man is never . . . welcome to a place till some certain
shotbe paid and the hostess say “Welcome.”
The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile.
He caused twenty
shotof his greatest cannon to be made at the king’s army.
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.
☞ 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
Chain shot, etc., under
Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, – used chiefly as the projectiles in shotguns for killing game;
The flight of a missile, or the distance which it is, or can be, thrown;
as, the vessel was distant more than a cannon.
A marksman; one who practices shooting;
as, an exellent.
a belt having a pouch or compartment for carrying shot.–
a cartridge containing powder and small shot, forming a charge for a shotgun.–
a wooden frame to contain shot, secured to the coamings and ledges round the hatchways of a ship.–
an instrument for measuring the diameter of round shot.
a hole made by a shot or bullet discharged.–
a strongly framed compartment in the hold of a vessel, for containing shot.–
Shot of a cable
the splicing of two or more cables together, or the whole length of the cables thus united.–
a wooden prop covered with tarred hemp, to stop a hole made by the shot of an enemy in a ship's side.–
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.–
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.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To load with shot, as a gun.
Webster 1828 Edition
SHOT, pret. and pp. of shoot.
1. The act of shooting; discharge of a missile weapon.
He caused twenty shot of his greatest cannon to be made at the king's army.