Definition of grapeshot in English:

grapeshot

Syllabification: grape·shot
Pronunciation: /ˈgrāpˌSHät
 
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noun

historical
Ammunition consisting of a number of small iron balls fired together from a cannon.
More example sentences
  • The latter succeeded, but the main attack failed as Jackson's artillery fired grapeshot and canister shot into the advancing British line.
  • Closer in, guns fired grapeshot - bunches of shot about the size of snooker balls - and then case-shot - a tin container filled with musket balls.
  • From the left side of the column the entire forest opened up in fire and smoke, six pound cannons pouring grapeshot into the Loyalist ranks.

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