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.
References in classic literature ?
It makes people think that one is a wild shot. And Geoffrey is not; he shoots very straight.
Noel Kelly's decision to send Wild Shot (2.30) over to Ayr cannot be ignored.
She had won a Leopardstown handicap only four days previously and boasts solid Dundalk form that matches closely with Wild Shot, who made it three wins in a row at the same venue last Sunday.
Both vented their frustrations as Hatton smashed a tee box marker at the 10th with his driver after a wild shot while Poulter blasted the conditions as England tied for third with Italy, Malaysia and India at the halfway stage.
Koepka's wild shot on the sixth hole at Le Golf National hit Corine Remande in the head.
Wigan battled away, with Josh Windass hitting one wild shot over the bar before another effort was blocked, but otherwise they were toothless.
'Despite tremendous odds and difficulties, the suffering mothers of Sherlyn and Karen through their supporters and lawyers have overcome what seemed to be a wild shot at a rare chance to make Gen.
Sultan has power so I was careful not to get hit by a wild shot.'
A disappointed Multan skipper Shoaib Malek attempted a wild shot against Afridi and got bowled for 6 and soon his team crashed to a huge defeat.
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.
It was a tight matchup the entire way, but the underdogs held on to escape with an 85-83 victory, with Purdue missing a wild shot in the final seconds. 
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.