moon shot

noun

Definition of moon shot 

1 : a spacecraft mission to the moon

2 : a hit or thrown ball with a very high trajectory

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The moon shot soared through the Busch Stadium air at 106 mph. Maria Torres, kansascity, "Royals shut out by Cardinals to start the I-70 series in St. Louis | The Kansas City Star," 21 May 2018 Then Gordon’s blast in the fourth, and Jorge Soler’s 441-foot solo moon shot in the fifth were the responses. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "Alex Gordon stays hot as Royals get rare series-opening victory over Tigers | The Kansas City Star," 3 May 2018 Gallo flied out in his first two at-bats, the first caught by Bregman in left field, and in his last as his moon shot landed in George Springer's glove at the base of the right-field wall. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "One game. One opening loss. No shortage of knee-jerking after Rangers fall to Astros | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 29 Mar. 2018 Stanton, who had gone three whole games without a home run, belted his 52nd of the season Saturday, a first-inning moon shot to left center off the Phillies’ Aaron Nola. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Giancarlo Stanton hits home run 52 to end three-game ‘slump’," 2 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of moon shot

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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