close shot

[ klohs ]

nounMovies, Television.

Origin of close shot

First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby close shot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use close shot in a sentence

  • A close shot, which struck a slab of concrete, threw a fine cloud of dust into his eyes and blinded him for the moment.

  • It was a close shot, the revolver bullet carrying away the fellow's cloth cap.

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants | H. Irving Hancock
  • It was a close shot, however—too close to allow of rejoicing, so long as others of the like were to follow.

    The War Trail | Mayne Reid
  • Here they lie in wait for the birds in order to get a close shot at them.

    Reptiles and Birds | Louis Figuier
  • Leonard soon saw that he would be unable to get a close shot at the bear, so he resolved to fire down from where he was at random.

    The Poor Plutocrats | Maurus Jkai