MEANING: noun:
1. A mission to the moon.
2. A highly ambitious, unlikely project with great potential impact.
3. In sports, an act of hitting or throwing a ball very high.

ETYMOLOGY: From moon + shot, from Old English sceot/gesceot. Earliest documented use: 1949. Also, there’s an earlier citation from 1873, in the sense, lit by moonlight.

MOOR SHOT - Oh, no! Othello's been assassinated!

NOON'S HOT - If you don't like it, stay out of Arizona!

MORON SHOT - 0.5 cc of this stuff injected will turn you into a gibbering idiot