|1.||a competitor, as in a race, considered to be unlikely to win|
|2.||a bet against heavy odds|
|3.||an undertaking, guess, or possibility with little chance of success|
|4.||films, television a shot where the camera is or appears to be distant from the object to be photographed|
|5.||by a long shot by any means: he still hasn't finished by a long shot|
long shot definition
by a long shot
see under long shot.