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Word forms: (regular plural) shotpoints
(Extractive engineering: Field development, Drilling) A shotpoint is a place at the surface of the Earth where a seismicsource is activated.
⇒ The waves from the explosion spread out in all directions from the shotpoint. ⇒ After the dynamite explosion at the shotpoint, the seismic rays will carry energy toward the rock, and after hitting the rock,
the seismic rays will be reflected back to the surface. ⇒ A shotpoint is a place at the surface of the Earth where a seismic source is activated.