rifled slug

noun

: 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

Word History

Etymology

from past participle of rifle entry 4

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“Rifled slug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rifled%20slug. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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