[ skat-er-shot ]
/ ˈskæt ərˌʃɒt /
delivered over a wide area and at random; generalized and indiscriminate: a scattershot attack on the proposed program.
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Origin of scattershot
First recorded in 1960–65; adj. use of scatter shot
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Definition for scattershot (2 of 2)
shot prepared for a weapon having a rifled bore or barrel.
Origin of scatter shot
First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for scattershot
/ (ˈskætəˌʃɒt) /
random; haphazardtheir approach to conservation is scattershot and unscientific
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