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’
  • 2A bullet or gunshot aimed at the head.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It also offers a magnified view of the target for more precise aiming, which facilitates headshots out to 400 yards.’
    • ‘For an M-rated title, headshots aren't as bloodily satisfying as they could be’
    • ‘Get caught unexpectedly with the sniper rifle though and it still takes three headshots if you don't use the zoom.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Whatever he is, he can take at least two simultaneous impalements at the same time as three headshots.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Enemies behave much more realistically - in a Hollywood way - when they're shot: slamming into walls, tumbling down stairs, crumpling under a headshot, etc.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If it wasn't for a few well-placed headshots by several other Marines the group would have certainly been decimated.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

headshot

/ˈhɛdʃɒt/