Near-misses

near miss

noun
1.
a strike by a missile that is not a direct hit but is close enough to damage the target.
2.
an instance of two vehicles, aircraft, etc., narrowly avoiding a collision.
3.
something that falls narrowly short of its object or of success: an interesting movie, but a near miss.
Also, near-miss.
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near miss
 
n
1.  a bomb, shell, etc, that does not exactly hit the target
2.  any attempt or shot that just fails to be successful
3.  an incident in which two vehicles narrowly avoid collision

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