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shott

[shot]
noun
  1. chott.
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chott

or shott

[shot]
noun
  1. a shallow brackish or saline marsh or lake in N Africa, usually dry during the summer.
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Origin of chott

1970–75; < French < Arabic shaṭṭ
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Examples from the Web for shott

Historical Examples of shott

  • Some of our peopple passed a shott att him but could not have the fortune to hitt him.

    Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period

    Various

  • Shott did not go through on the first boat, but remained on the shore.

  • Miss Shott was at work as she said this, but she could always talk when she was working.

    Mrs. Cliff's Yacht

    Frank R. Stockton

  • Other friends, however, did not entirely agree with Miss Shott.

    Mrs. Cliff's Yacht

    Frank R. Stockton

  • Miss Shott dropped in there one day with a very doleful countenance.

    Mrs. Cliff's Yacht

    Frank R. Stockton


British Dictionary definitions for shott

shott

chott

noun
  1. a shallow temporary salt lake or marsh in the North African desert
  2. the hollow in which it lies
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Word Origin for shott

C19: via French chott from Arabic shatt

chott

noun
  1. a variant spelling of shott
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shott in Science

shott

  1. A shallow lake or marsh with brackish or saline water, especially in northern Africa. Shotts are dry during the summer, at which time they are also characterized by salt deposits and a lack of vegetation.
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chott

[shŏt]
  1. Variant of shott.
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