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langrage

[lang-grij] /ˈlæŋ grɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a kind of shot consisting of bolts, nails, etc., fastened together or enclosed in a case, formerly used for damaging sails and rigging in sea battles.
Also, langridge.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for langrage

langrage

/ˈlæŋɡrɪdʒ/
noun
1.
shot consisting of scrap iron packed into a case, formerly used in naval warfare
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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