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earshot

[eer-shot] /ˈɪərˌʃɒt/
noun
1.
the range or distance within which a sound, voice, etc., can be heard.
Also called earreach.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; ear1 + shot1
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British Dictionary definitions for ear-shot

earshot

/ˈɪəˌʃɒt/
noun
1.
the range or distance within which sound may be heard (esp in the phrases within earshot, out of earshot)
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Word Origin and History for ear-shot

earshot

n.

c.1600, from ear (n.1) + shot (n.) in the sense of "range" (e.g. bowshot).

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