flight-shot

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

flight-shot (plural flight-shots)

  1. (Britain, Scotland, dialect, dated) The distance to which an arrow or flight may be shot; bowshot; about a fifth of a mile.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      half a flight-shot from the king's oak
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Evelyn to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for flight-shot in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)