Definition of near miss
1a : a miss (as with a bomb) close enough to cause damageb : something that falls just short of success
2a : a near collision (as between aircraft)b : close call
Examples of near miss in a sentence
After years of near misses, the team has finally won a championship.
a near miss with death prompted him to give up skydiving
First Known Use of near miss
NEAR MISS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of near miss for English Language Learners
: an attempt that is almost successful
: an accident that is just barely avoided
: a bomb that misses its target but still causes damage
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