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shot tower

n.
A tower formerly used for making shot for firearms, at the top of which molten lead was poured through a sieve and allowed to fall into a vat of water at the bottom.

shot tower

n
(Military) a building formerly used in the production of shot, in which molten lead was graded and dropped from a great height into water, thus cooling it and forming the shot
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Noun1.shot tower - tower of a kind once used to make shot; molten lead was poured through a sieve and dropped into water
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
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