- a large size of lead shot used in shotgun shells for hunting game, as pheasants or ducks.
Origin of buckshot
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Examples from the Web for 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
C15 (original sense: the distance at which a buck can be shot)
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Word Origin and History for buckshot
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