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air-shot (plural air-shots)

  1. (soccer) an act of attempting to, but failing to, kick the ball.
    • 2011 January 30, Kevin Darlng, “Arsenal 2 - 1 Huddersfield”, in BBC[1]:
      A comical Bendtner air-shot then brought ironic cheers from the 5,000 Huddersfield fans massed behind the Clock End goal, before the Dane was involved in a fortuitous Gunners' opening goal.