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Meaning of GRAPESHOT

Pronunciation:  'greyp`shât

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot
 

GRAPESHOT is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: pellet, shot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Grape"shot`\, n. (Mil.)
A cluster, usually nine in number, of small iron balls, put
together by means of cast-iron circular plates at top and
bottom, with two rings, and a central connecting rod, in
order to be used as a charge for a cannon. Formerly grapeshot
were inclosed in canvas bags.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ball, bar shot, bird shot, buckshot, bullet, cannon shot, cannonball, case shot, crossbar shot, duck shot, dumdum bullet, expanding bullet, grape, langrel shot, manstopping bullet, pellet, rifle ball, round shot, shell, shot, shrapnel, slug, split shot
 

 

 

 

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