Definition of scattershot adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

scattershot

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈskæt̮ərˌʃɑt//
 
(also scattergun
NAmE//ˈskæt̮ərˌɡʌn//
 
)
[only before noun]
 
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referring to a way of doing or dealing with something by considering many different possibilities, people, etc. in a way that is not well organized The scattershot approach to marketing means that the campaign is not targeted at particular individuals.