Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A photograph of the head.
  • n. A bullet or shot aimed at and hitting the head.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A photograph of someone's head
  • n. A gunshot to the head
  • n. A one-page, double-sided resume of an actor, consisting of the actor's photograph (usually of the head and shoulders) on one side and his/her curriculum vitae on the other

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a photograph of a person's head
  • n. a shot aimed at a person's head
  • n. an attempt to put the soccer ball into the net by using the head

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Examples

  • Maybe you meant that the actual guy in the headshot is an African-American, but I'm assuming you don't actually know that and just called him African-American because you're one of those folks who is afraid to just say "black".

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  • Below the headshot was a block of text, and below that a larger photograph in which a cluster of people stood on a sidewalk, looking down at something outside the frame.

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  • The good thing about it is that a headshot is a definite stun and Sheva's AK doesn't have a high critical rate, so it can give you a setup for roundhouse melee kill if all else fails.

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  • All Zhu has left of the golden retriever is a giant studio headshot, which is framed and displayed prominently in his store.

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  • It's also worth noting that the author of the video chose to include both the current version of Joker's "headshot" fatality and the previously released, far more graphic version.

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  • Katey Coppola of Glitterati has released TWO new variations of her old pose set "headshot".

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  • At least one former SEAL was not surprised that each of the three Somali pirates was killed with just one shot, despite the fact that they were on a rolling sea and the Navy snipers had to make a successful "headshot," something he said is

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  • At least one former SEAL was not surprised that each of the three Somali pirates was killed with just one shot, despite the fact that they were on a rolling sea and the Navy snipers had to make a successful "headshot," something he said is "extremely difficult."

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  • Presumably this is some play on the term 'headshot' meant to appeal to a gamer's sense of humour.

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  • Luann: She calls it her "headshot" because of what Crystal is giving her in the picture.

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