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dust shot

  1. the smallest size of shot for use in a shotgun.
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Origin of dust shot

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Historical Examples of dust shot

  • I shoot them with light charges of dust-shot, fired from my collecting gun.

    Manual of Taxidermy

    Charles Johnson Maynard

  • In such an auxiliary barrel use 32-calibre shells loaded with dust-shot instead of bullets.

  • It was approached close enough to be shot with a 22 caliber pistol loaded with dust-shot.

British Dictionary definitions for dust shot

dust shot

  1. the smallest size of shot for a shotgun
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