potshot: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pot'shot"), [key]
— n., v., -shotor-shot•ted, -shot•ting.
  1. a shot fired at game merely for food, with little regard to skill or the rules of sport.
  2. a shot at an animal or person within easy range, as from ambush.
  3. a casual or aimless shot.
  4. a random or incidental criticism: to take a potshot at military spending in a speech on taxation.
  1. to fire or aim potshots: critics potshotting at the administration.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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