noun[mass noun] historical
Bullets or pieces of metal in an iron case fired from a cannon.
- However, most troops remained loyal to Nicholas and a force outnumbering the 3,000 rebels four to one now appeared, armed with artillery firing case-shot.
- From the calibre of those we recover we can tell whether they were fired by musketeers, cavalry, dragoons or possibly, from the surface damage on them, as ‘case-shot’ from artillery pieces.
- Compared to canister, case-shot projectiles had a greater effective range when used as an anti-personnel weapon.
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