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Meaning of GRAPESHOT

Pronunciation:  'greyp`shât

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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