case shot

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

1665–75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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case shot
another name for canister

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
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Example sentences
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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