shots

plural of shot
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as in firings
a directed propelling of a missile by a firearm or artillery piece cannon operators often had to use several shots to figure out the range of their targets

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as in photos
a picture created from an image recorded on a light-sensitive surface by a camera took a shot of his family for the scrapbook

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as in shooters
a person skilled in shooting at a target a soldier who's an excellent shot with a rifle

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as in sips
the portion of a serving of a beverage that is swallowed at one time drank a shot of whisky

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as in guesses
an opinion or judgment based on little or no evidence I have no idea what's different about you, but I'll take a shot: you cut your hair?

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as in opportunities
a favorable combination of circumstances, time, and place we have a real shot at getting into the championship if we win this next match

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“Shots.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shots. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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