foreshot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fore- +‎ shot.

Noun[edit]

foreshot (plural foreshots)

  1. The spirits that first come over when an alcoholic liquid is distilled
  2. (chiefly sports) A shot that sends something forewards, such as a shot that sends the ball ahead the player making it.
    Foreshots knock the ball forward.
  3. A measurement of the azimuth when sighting to the next point along a path that is being measured with a compass.
    • 1997, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, volume 2:
      Twelve foreshot and twelve backshot records at varying offsets were acquired for each geophone setup to achieve 24 fold duplicity.
  4. (architecture) A portion of a building that protrudes out.
  5. (photography or cinematography) The foreground of a photographic image.
    • 2013, Hannah Hooton, Giving Chase, ISBN 1291348212, page 122:
      It was obviously an Aspen Valley resident because she recognised the stabling in the background, but the tall dark bay horse in the foreshot didn't look familiar.

Verb[edit]

foreshot

  1. simple past tense and past participle of foreshoot

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References[edit]

  • OED 2nd edition (online)