Definition of rifled slug
: a shotgun projectile having a round nose, a hollow base, and sides cut with a series of oblique grooves that increase the accuracy of the projectile by causing it to rotate as it passes through the smooth bore of the shotgun
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Origin and Etymology of rifled slug
from past participle of 4rifle
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