- incandescent shot fired to set enemy ships or buildings on fire.
- hotshot(defs 4, 6).
Origin of hot shot
Related Words for hot shotfoolhardy, bold, fearless, audacious, impulsive, gutsy, smart, courageous, reckless, genius, whiz, shark, professional, authority, artist, forward, game, brave, rash, star
Examples from the Web for hot shot
Historical Examples of hot shot
If the range isn't right the hot-shot will be of no service.'Military Career of Napoleon the Great
Montgomery B. Gibbs
"You don't have to say a word, hot-shot," interrupted Astro.The Space Pioneers
Well, come on, hot-shot, we still got a lot of cleaning to do.Sabotage in Space
The hot-shot of the enemy's batteries were falling in the streets, and flames were breaking out in all parts of the town.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.