Share this entry
headshot Line breaks: head|shot
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdʃɒt/

Definition of headshot in English:


1A photograph of a person’s face or head and shoulders: casting directors sift through hundreds of headshots, looking for the person with the right look for a particular role
2A bullet or gunshot aimed at the head.
Example sentences
  • They're also a fair bit hardier in terms of taking damage; for example, it can require multiple headshots to defeat them, which can make these encounters feel rather more arcade-like than the rest of the game.
  • This should result in lots of headshots, since, you know, if your head is facing toward someone and they point their gun at your head and pull the trigger your head is where the bullet would go.
  • For an M-rated title, headshots aren't as bloodily satisfying as they could be
Definition of headshot in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources