wild shot

wild shot

[′wīld ′shät]
(ordnance)
Artillery shot which is completely out of the normal pattern of dispersion; that is, shot whose impact is more than four probable errors, and more than six firing table probable errors from the center of impact.
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But Elgin would not score again, missing some wild shot attempts as Lynch scored the final 6 points for Larkin, which beat Elgin for the 16th straight time.
Aside from those attempts, the keepers were barely tested, with Mika easily dealing with a longrange strike from Jacob Fletcher, while at the other end Love hammered a wild shot high over the bar and into the stand.
2 seconds left before Terrence Romeo forced a wild shot against Gabe Norwood and Jericho Cruz, who were all over the Batang Pier guard as time ran out.
I don't know what their detailed response was, although I'll take a wild shot at utter fawning.
Boro started the second period as brightly as they started the first with Adomah breaking down the right two minutes after the re-start but with Kike well-placed inside the box, the winger wastefully blasted a wild shot over the bar.
Bravo also bowled Dilshan, who went for a wild shot.
Derby substitute Patrick Bamford played a lively role after coming on in the second half but squandered two openings - the first with a wild shot, the second due to the excellent goalkeeping of Reading's Alex McCarthy.
Adnan's wild shot from point-blank range off a free-kick saw the ball sail metres over the crossbar in the 87th minute before al-Yazidi's strike in injury time gave Al Sadd a 2-0 cushion.
Spectators managed to avoid Gallacher's ball only moments after Harrington's wild shot left a bruise on the elbow of a woman seated 12 rows back.
DuSTIN JOHNSON - Had it not been for a sequence of freakish bad luck, Dustin Johnson would have three Majors under his belt by now, including the 2011 Open when one wild shot handed the trophy to Darren Clarke.
The former Roma midfielder sent one wild shot high and wide but his link-up play with George Boyd showed signs of promise before he was replaced by McCann.
Shakib had Denesh Ramdin caught behind off a wild shot for 31 and then two balls later forced an edge off Darren Sammy which was well caught by Mohammed Mahmudullah in the slips to complete his 100 Test wickets.