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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She's changed her headshots three times over the past year to give her readers a variety of new looks, hairstyles and confident poses.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Members have the chance to gain a certificate in Theatre Performance, and help is given with CVs, acquiring headshots and finding agents.’
    • ‘And most headshots are just yearbook photos, right?’
    • ‘Each photo was perhaps 4 inches by 4 inches, and they seemed to be headshots.’
    • ‘Just click on any of the headshots below to generate an automatic email with your vote: please vote as many times as you like.’
    • ‘Pack some glossy headshots, a resume, and your passport (stuff a Xerox in a hidden place).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Only one headshot exists of Atta, as far as I know.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And all you have to do is send in a full-body swimsuit photograph and one headshot to their offices.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Participants were shown black-and-white headshots of two candidates in 95 Senate races.’
    • ‘Judging by the headshot Mo uses on her columns, nothing on her has been allowed to fall on its own, even a little.’
    • ‘Then I happened to look over at the casting director's pile of rejected headshots.’
    • ‘I sent her some of your headshots and she showed them to Ginger.’
    • ‘Comparisons, influences, and even other reviews are included in your average packet, mixed in with a couple of headshots of the artist.’
    • ‘The poll laid out headshots of all the chefs, in three groups based on geography.’
  • 2A bullet or gunshot aimed at the head.

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

Pronunciation

headshot

/ˈhɛdʃɒt/