hot shot

[ hot shot for 1; hot shot for 2 ]
/ ˈhɒt ˈʃɒt for 1; ˈhɒt ˌʃɒt for 2 /

noun

incandescent shot fired to set enemy ships or buildings on fire.

Nearby words

  1. hot sauce,
  2. hot seat,
  3. hot seat, in the,
  4. hot shit,
  5. hot shoe,
  6. hot spot,
  7. hot spring,
  8. hot springs,
  9. hot springs national park,
  10. hot stuff

Origin of hot shot

First recorded in 1595–1605

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