Entry from British & World English dictionary
The smallest size of gunshot.
- He obtained a 12-gauge shotgun with plenty of shells and ‘dust shot,’ and began preparing bird study skins for his teaching collection.
- But with close shots on small vermin, misses and/or pass-throughs with dust shot cause less damage/injury than a pell.
- I shot one or two with dust shot, without their being utterly damaged.
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