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shot

1
1. 
a. a single photograph
b. a series of frames on cine film concerned with a single event
c. a length of film taken by a single camera without breaks, used with others to build up a full motion picture or television film
2. Sport a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
3. globules of metal occurring in the body of a casting that are harder than the rest of the casting
4. a unit of chain length equal to 75 feet (Brit) or 90 feet (US)

shot

2
1. (of textiles) woven to give a changing colour effect
2. streaked with colour
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Shot

 

in film-making, the placement of a subject in a frame of film and also the scale of representation. The distinction between close-ups, medium shots, and long shots is based on the position of the subject. There are also big, medium, and general shots, depending on scale. Varying shots is a basic technique in the pictorial and sequential composition of scenes and episodes in a film.


Shot

 

a spherical, solid, nonexplosive projectile used in smoothbore artillery and firearms. In the mid-14th century shot was made of stone; iron was used in the 15th century and was subsequently replaced by pig iron (for large-caliber guns) and lead (for small-caliber weapons). Incandescent incendiary shot came into use in the 16th century, and in the 17th century hollow shot filled with explosive powder—grenades—was widely used. Shot became obsolete in the second half of the 19th century when smooth bores were replaced by rifled bores.

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shot

[shät]
(aerospace engineering)
An act or instance of firing a rocket, especially from the earth's surface.
(engineering)
A charge of some kind of explosive.
Small spherical particles of steel.
Small steel balls used as the cutting agent of a shot drill.
The firing of a blast.
In plastics molding, the yield from one complete molding cycle, including scrap.
(mining engineering)
Coal broken by blasting or other methods.
(ordnance)
A solid projectile for cannon, without a bursting charge; the term projectile is preferred for uniformity in nomenclature.
A mass or load of numerous, relatively small, lead pellets used in a shotgun, as birdshot or buckshot.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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SHOT TO PIECES Lehmann's reddened eyes tell their own story, while Smith & Warner (inset) face the music