rifled slug

noun

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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History and Etymology for rifled slug

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 24 May. 2022.

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