or shotgun marriage noun 1. a wedding occasioned or precipitated by pregnancy. 2. Informal. a compromise, merger, accord, etc., occasioned by necessity: The coalition government was obviously a shotgun wedding. shotgun wedding noun 1. (informal) a wedding into which one or both partners are coerced, usually because the woman is pregnant noun a marriage of […]
noun 1. a hole drilled in rock, coal, ore, etc., to hold explosives used in blasting.
noun 1. a condition in plants in which small, rounded spots drop out of the leaves, appearing as if the leaves were riddled by shot, resulting from infection or injury. noun 1. a drilled hole into which explosive is put for blasting
noun 1. Electronics. See under shot effect. noun, Electronics. 1. 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. the inherent electronic noise arising in an electric current because of the discontinuous […]