a large size of lead shot used in shotgun shells for hunting game, as pheasants or ducks.

1400–50; late Middle English; see buck1, shot1

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buckshot (ˈbʌkˌʃɒt)
lead shot of large size used in shotgun shells, esp for hunting game
[C15 (original sense: the distance at which a buck can be shot)]

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coarse kind of shot used for deer and other large game, 1776, from buck (n.) + shot.
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