grape shot


a cluster of small cast-iron balls formerly used as a charge for a cannon.

1740–50; grape + shot1 Unabridged
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grapeshot (ˈɡreɪpˌʃɒt)
ammunition for cannons consisting of a canvas tube containing a cluster of small iron or lead balls that scatter after firing

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