Shoot

Shoot

, n. 1. The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.
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The Turkish bow giveth a very forcible shoot.
Bacon.
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One underneath his horse to get a shoot doth stalk.
Drayton.
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2. A young branch or growth.
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Superfluous branches and shoots of this second spring.
Evelyn.
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3. A rush of water; a rapid.
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4. (Min.) A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode. Knight.
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5. (Weaving) A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
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6. [Perh. a different word.] A shoat; a young hog.
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