nounDate: 13th century 1. one that shoots: as a. a person who fires a missile-discharging device (as a rifle or bow) b. the person who is shooting or whose turn it is to shoot c.photographer2. something that is used in shooting: as a. a marble shot from the hand b.revolver — usually used in combination <six-shooter> 3. a shot of hard liquor (as whiskey or tequila) often diluted with something (as soda); also a bit of food (as a raw oyster) served in a shot glass
n. 1 a person or thing that shoots. 2 a (in comb.) a gun or other device for shooting (peashooter; six-shooter). b sl. a pistol etc. 3 a player who shoots or is able to shoot a goal in football, netball, etc. 4 Cricket a ball that shoots. 5 a person who throws a die or dice.