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buck·shot

 (bŭk′shŏt′)
n.
Large lead shot for shotgun shells, used especially in hunting big game.

buckshot

(ˈbʌkˌʃɒt)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) lead shot of large size used in shotgun shells, esp for hunting game
[C15 (original sense: the distance at which a buck can be shot)]

buck•shot

(ˈbʌkˌʃɒt)

n.
a large size of lead shot used in shotgun shells for hunting pheasants, ducks, etc.
[1765–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buckshot - small lead shot for shotgun shellsbuckshot - small lead shot for shotgun shells  
pellet, shot - a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
shotgun shell - a shell containing lead shot; used in shotguns
Translations

buckshot

[ˈbʌkʃɒt] Nperdigón m, posta f

buckshot

[ˈbʌkʃɒt] nchevrotine f, chevrotines fpl

buckshot

[ˈbʌkˌʃɒt] npallettoni mpl
References in classic literature ?
It was too late to retreat: the fugitive felt that at the first movement back toward the wood he would be, as he afterward explained, "filled with buckshot." So the two stood there like trees, Brower nearly suffocated by the activity of his own heart; the other--the emotions of the other are not recorded.
I watched again all last night in the same cover, gun in hand, double-charged with buckshot. In the morning the fresh footprints were there, as before.
“One barrel was charged with buckshot, but the other was loaded for birds only.
If he comes browsing about this farm, he might chance to run up against a charge of buckshot travelling in the opposite direction."
I stood at the bar and drank a glass of beer with him, and talked manfully of oysters, and boats, and of the mystery of who had put the load of buckshot through the Annie's mainsail.