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case shot

noun
1.
a collection of small projectiles in a case, to be fired from a cannon.
Also called canister, canister shot.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75
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Examples from the web for case shot
  • The howitzer munitions included three cases of canister shot and ten cases of spherical case shot, or cannonballs.
  • We loaded with case shot, and when ready opened fire with the entire battery.
British Dictionary definitions for case shot

case shot

noun
1.
another name for canister (sense 2b)
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