case shot

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noun

a collection of small projectiles in a case, to be fired from a cannon.

Nearby words

  1. case history,
  2. case in point,
  3. case knife,
  4. case law,
  5. case method,
  6. case stated,
  7. case study,
  8. case system,
  9. case-harden,
  10. case-sensitive

Origin of case shot

First recorded in 1665–75

Also called canister, canister shot.

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British Dictionary definitions for case shot

case shot

noun

another name for canister (def. 2b)
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