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1. A metal cylinder that is packed with shot and explodes in midair after being fired from a cannon, formerly used as an antipersonnel round.
2. Such cylinders, or the shot used in such cylinders, considered as a group.
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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) another name for canister2b
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|Noun||1.||case shot - a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm|
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