Case shot


Case shot
Case shot Case" shot` (Mil.) A collection of small projectiles, inclosed in a case or canister. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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. --Wilhelm. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.