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Meaning of CASE SHOT

Pronunciation:  keys shât

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm
 
 Synonyms: canister, canister shot
 
 See Also: ammo, ammunition, pellet, shot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Case" shot`\ (Mil.)
A collection of small projectiles, inclosed in a case or
canister.

Note: In the United States a case shot is a thin spherical or
      oblong cast-iron shell containing musket balls and a
      bursting charge, with a time fuse; -- called in Europe
      shrapnel. In Europe the term case shot is applied to
      what in the United States is called canister.
      --Wilhelm.

 

 

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