- a large size of lead shot used in shotgun shells for hunting game, as pheasants or ducks.
Origin of buckshot
Related Words for buckshotball, lead, bullet, throw, armament, bomb, cartridge, rocket, materiel, missile, chemical, explosive, shrapnel, torpedo, gunpowder, ammo, napalm, lob, projectile
Examples from the Web for buckshot
Historical Examples of buckshot
See, here's where a buckshot from your gun struck him in the side.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods
Lawrence J. Leslie
And Bob held out to him a handful of buckshot and rifle-bullets.
If there are any shotguns in the place bring two back with plenty of buckshot shells.The End of Time
One barrel was loaded with a heavy charge of buckshot, and the other with a slug.The Boy Settlers
I was armed with my double-barrelled shotgun loaded with buckshot.The Land of the Long Night
Paul du Chaillu
- lead shot of large size used in shotgun shells, esp for hunting game