Definition of headshot in English:

headshot

noun

  • 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’
    • ‘And most headshots are just yearbook photos, right?’
    • ‘And all you have to do is send in a full-body swimsuit photograph and one headshot to their offices.’
    • ‘So anyway, after the interview was over, we spent another few minutes talking with the casting director as we were waiting for Joe's Polaroid headshot to develop.’
    • ‘Judging by the headshot Mo uses on her columns, nothing on her has been allowed to fall on its own, even a little.’
    • ‘She's changed her headshots three times over the past year to give her readers a variety of new looks, hairstyles and confident poses.’
    • ‘Then I happened to look over at the casting director's pile of rejected headshots.’
    • ‘Each photo was perhaps 4 inches by 4 inches, and they seemed to be headshots.’
    • ‘Pack some glossy headshots, a resume, and your passport (stuff a Xerox in a hidden place).’
    • ‘Only one headshot exists of Atta, as far as I know.’
    • ‘Members have the chance to gain a certificate in Theatre Performance, and help is given with CVs, acquiring headshots and finding agents.’
    • ‘There were rotating headshots in the lobby, of all the funny and unfunny people that lived there.’
    • ‘Gone are the plump cheeks and twee twinkly smile. I need new headshots, but that's always a dicey move; you age at catastrophic speed, and people think you've had an intense bout as a meth user.’
    • ‘The poll laid out headshots of all the chefs, in three groups based on geography.’
    • ‘I sent her some of your headshots and she showed them to Ginger.’
    • ‘One of her Mother's talent headshots smiled brilliantly up at her, and the child had to tear herself away from staring into those familiar, beckoning eyes.’
    • ‘Participants were shown black-and-white headshots of two candidates in 95 Senate races.’
    • ‘Just click on any of the headshots below to generate an automatic email with your vote: please vote as many times as you like.’
    • ‘Comparisons, influences, and even other reviews are included in your average packet, mixed in with a couple of headshots of the artist.’
    • ‘They want to see our classrooms, our training kitchen, the artwork from the kids on the walls, and the various tales of ‘where are they now’ that are prompted by the headshots of KOTO graduates.’
    • ‘The photos are mostly headshots and images of him sitting cross-legged at his independence rallies and represent the most critical years of his life.’
  • 2A bullet or gunshot aimed at the head.

    • ‘Whatever he is, he can take at least two simultaneous impalements at the same time as three headshots.’
    • ‘On top of that, you will likely need to fill up on health often as the enemy can get quite lucky with headshots when you are not mounted behind your M60.’
    • ‘Similarly there's a mission where enemies take innocents hostage and use them as human shields but using your zoom-scope shooting you think you can score a headshot, but it just won't happen for you.’
    • ‘Get caught unexpectedly with the sniper rifle though and it still takes three headshots if you don't use the zoom.’
    • ‘For an M-rated title, headshots aren't as bloodily satisfying as they could be’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It also offers a magnified view of the target for more precise aiming, which facilitates headshots out to 400 yards.’
    • ‘If it wasn't for a few well-placed headshots by several other Marines the group would have certainly been decimated.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They have no use for any body function except the brain, which is why you need to make a headshot in order to eliminate them.’
    • ‘Enemies behave much more realistically - in a Hollywood way - when they're shot: slamming into walls, tumbling down stairs, crumpling under a headshot, etc.’
    • ‘Keep in mind that either a direct headshot or complete immolation will kill these creatures, so if you're in an armory and you have to choose between a loaded machinegun or dry-erase marker, you should probably choose the machinegun.’

Pronunciation

headshot

/ˈhɛdʃɒt/