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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having recently spawned and thus being less desirable as food. Used of fish, especially herring.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Shot out of its socket; dislocated, as a bone. See the quotation under shoulder-shotten.
  • Having spawned; spent, as a fish.
  • Sour; curdled, as milk.
  • See herring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Having ejected the spawn.
  • noun Shot out of its socket; dislocated, as a bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb archaic Past participle of shoot
  • adjective Having ejected the spawn.
  • adjective Shot out of its socket; dislocated, as a bone.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English shoten, past participle of shoten, to shoot; see shoot.]

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