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noun [U] uk   /ˈbʌk.ʃɒt/ us    /-ʃɑːt/
many small balls of metal shot from a shotgun
Translations of “buckshot”
in Chinese (Traditional) (獵槍用的)大號鉛彈…
in Chinese (Simplified) (猎枪用的)大号铅弹…
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