- 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.
Origin of langrage
First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for langrage
Bullets, round-shot, and langrage were flying thickly around.John Deane of Nottingham
The guns that were below had on each of them a hundred musket-balls and fifty langrage nails.
Meantime, Nelson received a severe wound on the head from a piece of langrage shot.
Our guns, loaded with langrage, sent forth a deadly shower among the pirate crew.Old Jack
The two other boats boarded on the starboard side, amid a hot fire of langrage of all sorts poured down upon them.The Three Midshipmen
langrel (ˈlæŋɡrəl) or langridge
- shot consisting of scrap iron packed into a case, formerly used in naval warfare
C18: of unknown origin
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