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Definition 1: a shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter) - [noun denoting act]

(potshot is a kind of ...) the act of firing a projectile

"his shooting was slow but accurate"

Definition 2: criticism aimed at an easy target and made without careful consideration - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where potshot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reporters took potshots at the mayor

(potshot is a kind of ...) disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings

"the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"

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