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upshot

[ uhp-shot ]
/ ˈʌpˌʃɒt /
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noun
the final issue, the conclusion, or the result: The upshot of the disagreement was a new bylaw.
the gist, as of an argument or thesis.
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Origin of upshot

First recorded in 1525–35; up- + shot1
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British Dictionary definitions for upshot

upshot
/ (ˈʌpˌʃɒt) /

noun
the final result; conclusion; outcome
archery the final shot in a match

Word Origin for upshot

C16: from up + shot 1
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