Definition of birdshot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbərdSHät/


The smallest size of shot for shotguns.
Example sentences
  • The possible confusion is that No.4 buckshot and No.4 birdshot differ considerably in size.
  • Police have used rubber bullets and birdshot against strikers.
  • In shotgun ammo, stock standard birdshot in 12 gauge.

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Syllabification: bird·shot

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