a fired at game merely for food, with little regard to skill or the rules of sport.
a shot at an animal or person within easy range, as from ambush.
a casual or aimless shot.
a random or incidental criticism:
to take a potshot at military spending in a speech on taxation.
verb (used without object), potshot or potshotted, potshotting.
to fire or aim potshots:
critics potshotting at the administration.
also pot-shot, 1836, “shot taken at animal simply to ‘get it in the pot,’ not for sport or marksmanship;” from pot (n.1) + shot (n.). Extended sense of “opportunistic criticism” first recorded 1926. Cf. pot-hunter “one who shoots whatever he finds; one who kills for food not for sport.”
take a potshot at someone
noun 1. the spinning of rayon filaments in a centrifugal box.
[pot-stik-er] /ˈpɒtˌstɪk ər/ noun 1. a pan-fried and steamed Chinese dumpling with a ground meat or vegetable filling. noun See pot sticker
noun 1. a simple and sometimes primitive type of still, used especially in the making of cognac, corn liquor, and malt Scotch whisky. noun 1. a type of still used in distilling whisky in which heat is applied directly to the pot in which the wash is contained
[pot-stohn] /ˈpɒtˌstoʊn/ noun 1. a kind of soapstone, sometimes used for making and other household utensils. /ˈpɒtˌstəʊn/ noun 1. an impure massive variety of soapstone, formerly used for making cooking vessels