random fluctuations in the emission of electrons from a hot cathode, causing a hissing or sputtering sound (shot noise) in an audio amplifier and causing snow on a television screen.
noun 1. a small, heavy glass for serving a shot of whiskey or liquor.
noun 1. a smoothbore gun for firing small shots to kill birds and small quadrupeds, though often used with buckshot to kill larger animals. 2. Football. an offensive formation, designed primarily for passing situations, in which the backfield is spread out with the quarterback positioned a few yards behind the center and the other backs, […]
- Shotgun approach
noun the hasty use of a wide range of techniques that are nonselective and haphazard Examples She favored the shotgun approach to handling problems. shotgun 1
- Shotgun house