A canister-shot lodged near his hip, and the creature we had on board as a surgeon was not the hero to extract it.
They lay upon the surface like canister-shot upon a battle-field.
A toronado of canister-shot swept over our heads, and the next instant we were in the battery.
Barlow fell from a case- or canister-shot, as did Richardson.
It was a canister-shot; the blood poured out in streams, and, before I could join the battalion, my boot was full of it.
Lieut. Burrows was struck by a canister-shot, which inflicted a mortal wound.
late 15c., "basket," from Latin canistrum "wicker basket" for bread, fruit, flowers, etc., from Greek kanystron "basket made from reed," from kanna (see cane (n.)). It came to mean "metal receptacle" (1711) through influence of can (n.). As short for canister shot, it is attested from 1801, so called for its casing.