case shot

\ ˈkās(h)ˌshät \

Definition of case shot

: an artillery projectile consisting of a number of balls or metal fragments enclosed in a case — see canister sense 3

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First Known Use of case shot

1599, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for case shot

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“Case shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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