moon shot


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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Here are some of the biggest players looking to make their own moon shot in the coming years. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "Here's who's aiming to land on the moon within the next decade," 9 May 2019 And among the nearly endless tasks that had to be completed for the Apollo moon shot, one woman spearheaded a critical engineering project: testing all the small gear the astronauts would take with them to the lunar surface. Kathryn Tully, Smithsonian, "At 21, Ann Montgomery Became a Lead Engineer at NASA, Managing the Cameras and Other Crucial Gear Used on the Moon," 1 Apr. 2012 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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