Bar shot

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a double headed shot, consisting of a bar, with a ball or half ball at each end; - formerly used for destroying the masts or rigging in naval combat.

See also: Bar

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"That's bar shot." This is a particularly encouraging find, according to Marano, because it was used by pirates and naval ship crews trying to take down rigging and people without sinking ships, but was not often found on other types of vessels.
But it earns him a sort of immortality in the minds of newspapermen and women the world over, as well as a huge chunk of treasured space in the obituary column of that uber-sober broadsheet the New York Times which had reported the crime in more genteel fashion: "Owner of a Bar Shot to Death; Suspect Is Held."
Other newspapers at that time didn't have such a headline -- The New York Times , for example, had the headline -- " Owner of a Bar Shot to Death; Suspect Is Held".
More than 280,000 artifacts have been recovered to date, including such items as shackles, a fragment of a crystal wine glass, bar shot (projectiles fired from a cannon), a nesting cup lid, and items related to rigging.
BAR SHOTS: A 35-year-old man who complained of a stomach ache after drinking at a bar told police that he had no idea he had been shot - three times.
Beam Global Spirits & Wine has added DeKuyper Burst Bar Shots to its popular line of DeKuyper cordials.