- The result of launching a projectile or bullet.
verb The was wide of the mark.
(sports) The act of launching a ball or similar object toward a goal.
They took the lead on a last-minute .
- The heavy iron ball used for the shot put.
(uncountable) Small metal balls used as ammunition.
(military) A solid metal armor-piercing projectile having no bursting charge, that was in use mainly during World War II.
- A chance, or an attempt.
I'd like just one more at winning this game.
(finance) A payment (of a bill), a scot or shout.
- A measure of alcohol, usually spirits, as taken either from a shot-glass or directly from the bottle. About 44 millilitres; 1.5 ounces. "pony shot"= 30 millilitres; 1 fluid ounce
(rfv-sense) (context, prison) A spoon of coffee.
(context, Filmology) The basic unit of film language.
(past of, shoot)
(colloquial) Worn out.
The real axle will have to be replaced. It's . I have to go to bed now, I'm .
- (Of material, especially silk) Woven from warp and weft strands of different colours, resulting in an iridescent appearance.
- tired, weary
noun (wikipedia, Stalemate, Stalemate (chess))
verb (stalemat, ing)
(context, chess) The state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves, resulting in a draw.
- Any situation that has no obvious possible movement, but does not involve any personal loss.
(context, chess, transitive) To bring about a state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves.