From fore- +‎ shot.


foreshot ‎(plural foreshots)

  1. The spirits that first come over when an alcoholic liquid is distilled
  2. (chiefly sports) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    Foreshots knock the ball forward.
  3. A measurement of the azimuth when sighting to the next point along a path that is being measured with a compass.
    • 1997, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, volume 2:
      Twelve foreshot and twelve backshot records at varying offsets were acquired for each geophone setup to achieve 24 fold duplicity.
  4. (architecture) A portion of a building that protrudes out.

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