chain shot

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chain shot

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chainshot

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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) cannon shot comprising two balls or half balls joined by a chain, much used formerly, esp in naval warfare to destroy rigging
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The Mahratta artillery opened fire at close range with grapeshot and chainshot, doing terrible execution.