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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Upshot \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. [1913 Webster] I can not pursue with any safety this sport to the upshot. --Shak. [1913 Webster] We account it frailty that threescore years and ten make the upshot of man's pleasurable existence. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]