1.a. A shot-packed metallic cylinder used as ammunition in a firearm; a canister.b. The shot in such a cylinder.2. A shrapnel shell.
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Case-shot — Caseshot was a projectile used in ordnance for fighting at close quarters. It consists of a thin metal case containing a large number of bullets or other small projectiles, such as musketballs, stones, or old pieces of iron. Case shot was… … Wikipedia
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