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air shot

[′er ‚shät]
(engineering)
A shot prepared by loading (charging) so that an air space is left in contact with the explosive for the purpose of lessening its shattering effect.
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The fourth was untidy, after three air shots Barrie Moore finally got a pass away, the puck was moved round and Sylvain Deschatelets had a simple tap in.
That group included Paul Casey, who shot an 80, and 1982 champ Sandy Lyle, with an amazing five air shots in his 84.
All fresh air shots were to be counted and schools took it in turn to play the furthest from the hole.
So 5,000 fans can say they were there the day Tiger Woods took a dozen air shots.
As the handicap of the golfer goes up, the control of the low point decreases meaning the dispersion rate between swings is much higher - this can cause many problems such as fat, thin and air shots.
We gave him a handicap of 54 and allowed him a few air shots off the first tee, but once he connected with the ball, that was it, he was off.