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buckshot

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noun buck·shot \ˈbək-ˌshät\

Definition of buckshot

  1. :  lead shot that is from .24 to .33 inch (about 6.1 to 8.4 millimeters) in diameter

1775

First Known Use of buckshot

1775


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buckshot

adjective buck·shot

Definition of buckshot

1941

First Known Use of buckshot

1941


BUCKSHOT Defined for English Language Learners

buckshot

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Definition of buckshot for English Language Learners

  • : small lead balls that are fired by a shotgun



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