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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This was followed by two whistling sounds of canister shot, one after another.
Meanwhile in Hebron, a Palestinian was injured when a teargas canister shot by the Israeli army hit his face, during confrontations in the town of Dura.
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.