- delivered over a wide area and at random; generalized and indiscriminate: a scattershot attack on the proposed program.
Origin of scattershot
First recorded in 1960–65; adj. use of scatter shot
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- random; haphazardtheir approach to conservation is scattershot and unscientific
Word Origin and History for scattershot
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