Up"shot` (?), n. [Up + shot, equivalent to scot share, reckoning. Cf. the phrase to cast up an account.]

Final issue; conclusion; the sum and substance; the end; the result; the consummation.

I can not pursue with any safety this sport to the upshot. Shak.

We account it frailty that threescore years and ten make the upshot of man's pleasurable existence. De Quincey.

 

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