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.

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Origin of hot shot

First recorded in 1595–1605
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