Case" shot` (?). Mil.

A collection of small projectiles, inclosed in a case or canister.

⇒ In the United States a case shot is a thin spherical or oblong cast-iron shell containing musket balls and a bursting charge, with a time fuse; -- called in Europe shrapnel. In Europe the term case shot is applied to what in the United States is called canister.



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