canister shot

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Noun1.canister shot - a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm
ammo, ammunition - projectiles to be fired from a gun
pellet, shot - a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
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The guns were advanced, the artillerymen blew the ash off their linstocks, and an officer gave the word "Fire!" This was followed by two whistling sounds of canister shot, one after another.
In the West Bank, protests and clashes were reported in several villages, namely Bilin, Nilin and Kufr Qaddoum, said the dailies, adding that an elderly woman in Yatta in the south of the West Bank received burns to the chest after she was hit by a teargas canister shot by Israeli soldiers.
Activists said Kassir's skull was damaged by a tear gas canister shot by police.
He was hit in the head by what is believed to be a tear gas canister shot by police, fell into a coma and became a rallying point for government opponents, who held regular vigils at the hospital where he lay in intensive care.
15-year-old Berkin died after spending 269 days in a coma following an injury inflicted by a teargas canister shot directly to his head.