dust shot

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

Origin of dust shot

First recorded in 1790–1800

Words Nearby dust shot

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How to use dust shot in a sentence

  • When Timar's oar struck one of these polyp-like fungi, the venomous dust shot out like a blue flame.

  • Following it came a huge flare of light, a sheet of flame in which a great cloud of smoke or dust shot up.

  • A blast of dust shot from the tunnel-mouth, like smoke from a cannon, preceded by a shock that nearly threw the boy off his feet.

    The Mascot of Sweet Briar Gulch | Henry Wallace Phillips
  • By holding branches before him, he was enabled to approach so close to them, that he shot one dead with a charge of dust shot.

  • A thick, dirty-red cloud of dust shot upward, spread and billowed and began to settle slowly toward the ground again.

    The Forgotten Planet | Murray Leinster

British Dictionary definitions for dust shot

dust shot

  1. the smallest size of shot for a shotgun

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