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English definition of “grapeshot”

grapeshot

noun [U]     /ˈɡreɪp.ʃɒt/ US  /-ʃɑːt/
a mass of small iron balls that were shot together from a cannon (= big gun) in the pastBullets and cartridges
(Definition of grapeshot noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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