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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 29-year-old entrepreneur from south Wales launched Airshot in 2014, when he realised how much of a need there was for it.
McDermott's subsequent stumble and airshot only served to free Adebola for an advance on Miller that ended with the B lues striker scoring with a trademark left-foot shot.
No can blaming factors over a of City hit both posts, Robles produced a terrific save and we even saw the rarity of a Sergio Aguero airshot before the 'crucial' moment.
Harry Kane took an airshot at a deep cross, extending his goal drought.
It was at about the same stage last season he was taking pelters for a comical missed airshot that let QPR nick a game that was fizzling out in a draw.
In the chaos that followed, Gerrard hurt his left knee trying to prevent Torres reaching the rebound and Mikel produced an airshot from barely eight yards.
Those nerves became more pronounced as Warwick forged some counter-attack opportunities, Jon Byrd going close with an audacious lob, Ant Baxter twice shooting wide and Dave Bryce passing up the best chance of all with a spectacular airshot.
Doyle's airshot gifted the Slovenians the opening goal in the Europa League clash and has brought Peter Enckelman-style ridicule raining down on the Irish international.
He met a swirling corner by Aleksandar Kolarov two yards out only to make a complete airshot.
Liverpool 's evening was summed up when Steven Gerrard produced an airshot when the ball dropped invitingly on the edge of the area.
Milner darted down the left and delivered a cross which should have been harmless to the red-and-white defence but Paul McShane took a wild airshot and the ball bobbled, struck the far post, and dribbled almost apologetically into the net.
A cross four minutes from time could have brought an equaliser but instead produced an airshot from Elliott.