case shot

noun
a collection of small projectiles in a case, to be fired from a cannon.
Also called canister, canister shot.


Origin:
1665–75

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case shot
 
n
another name for canister

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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.
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