up·​shot | \ ˈəp-ˌshät How to pronounce upshot (audio) \

Definition of upshot

: the final result : outcome

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Examples of upshot in a Sentence

the upshot of the court's ruling is that a number of communities will now have to change their gun laws

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But the upshot was that when the hangers over First Street were welded, the spans didn’t have holes yet, so there were no microcracks. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "How 'Microcracks' Undermined San Francisco's New Bus Terminal," 10 Aug. 2019 The upshot is that Neumann and other insiders with direct stakes in the LLC would pay taxes on profits at individual income tax rates, while IPO investors would pay both US taxes on corporate profits, and individual taxes on any dividends. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Yet Another Wrinkle For WeWork Investors: An Unusual IPO Structure That Would Give a Tax Advantage to Insiders," 8 Aug. 2019 The upshot is that Cuba’s government is running out of money to pay for food, two-thirds of which is imported. Anastasia Miari, 1843, "Magic grannies are stopping Cuba going hungry," 7 Aug. 2019 The upshot is that as children grow, and their teeth grow in them, the enamel of those teeth is built from materials reflecting local isotopic ratios. The Economist, "Who did the Maya sacrifice?," 1 Aug. 2019 The upshot is that the late 1830s and 1840s saw temperatures recovering in many places, as the world’s volcanoes finally gave it a rest. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "No climate event of the last 2,000 years looks like humanity’s," 25 July 2019 The upshot of this dogma is that our economy would be less productive and less efficient in transforming resources into the goods and services necessary to meet people’s needs and wants. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: New gas taxes are needed; here’s why," 14 July 2019 The upshot is the elections of the board president and the other two were faulty. Dallas News, "He didn’t like his appraisal district, but unlike the rest of us, he did something about it," 14 July 2019 The upshot of bringing lidar into consumer cars is a potentially major upgrade over the semi-autonomous systems currently on the road, like Tesla’s Autopilot, Cadillac’s Super Cruise, and Nissan’s ProPilot Assist. Alex Davies, WIRED, "This Lidar Is So Cheap It Could Make Self-Driving a Reality," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of upshot

1594, in the meaning defined above

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up·​shot | \ ˈəp-ˌshät How to pronounce upshot (audio) \

Kids Definition of upshot

: the final result What was the upshot of the negotiations?

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