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Meaning of scatter shot

scat'ter shot"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. shot prepared for a weapon having a rifled bore or barrel.

scat•ter•shot

Pronunciation: (skat'ur-shot"), [key]
— adj.
  1. delivered over a wide area and at random; generalized and indiscriminate: a scattershot attack on the proposed program.
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