bird shot

Origin of bird shot

First recorded in 1620–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bird shot

Historical Examples of bird shot

  • But she was seen by one of the men, who fired a charge of bird-shot at her.

    Johnny Bear

    E. T. Seton

  • It came in the night, with a howl of blast and a fusillade of sleet like bird-shot.

  • Particles of sleet rattled like bird-shot against his fusilage.

  • You can load it up with bird-shot and keep the blackbirds and crows away.

    The Boys of Old Monmouth

    Everett T. Tomlinson

  • And, the gun not being loaded, he promptly blew Sandy full of bird-shot.

    Plain Mary Smith

    Henry Wallace Phillips