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- A haphazard shot with a firearm, taken with careless aim, often fired at a random target.
- A shot taken from a hidden stakeout.
- By analogy, insulting or hurtful words carelessly or randomly said; opportunistic attack, especially criticism.
shot taken from hiding
- “pot shot” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).