Definition of Canister shot

1. Noun. A metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm.

Exact synonyms: Canister, Case Shot
Generic synonyms: Ammo, Ammunition
Terms within: Pellet, Shot



Definition of Canister shot

1. Noun. An anti-personnel ammunition consisting of a cylindrical canister filled with round lead or iron balls. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canister Shot

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caning
canings
caniniform
caninities
caninity
caninophile
caninophiles
caninus muscle
caniphobia
caniphobias
canistel
canistel tree
canistels
canister
canister shot (current term)
canisterlike
canisters
canities
canities circumscripta
canities poliosis
canities unguium
canivorous
canker brake
canker rash
canker sore
canker sores
cankered
cankeredness

Literary usage of Canister shot

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1. The Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Common Things by John Denison Champlin (1884)
"There are three kinds in common use : grape shot, canister shot, and shrapnel. A canister shot is made up of a sheet-iron or tin can filled with small iron ..."

2. On the Use of Field Artillery on Service: With Special Reference to that of by A. Taubert (1856)
"canister shot may be used against the enemy's artillery in the last stages of an attack, in order to put their men and horses hors de combat; ..."

3. Thirty Years from Home, Or A Voice from the Main Deck: Being the Experience by Samuel Leech (1844)
"Grape and canister shot were pouring through 'our portholes like leaden rain, ... canister shot is made by filling a powder canister with balls, ..."

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