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Definition of "buckshot" [buck•shot]

  • A large lead shot for shotgun shells, used especially in hunting big game. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "buckshot" in a sentence
  • "That is what they call buckshot -- called buckshot, because, oftentimes, it's used to shoot bucks."
  • "Is mooseyak going to whine that buckshot is unfair and sneak attacks her like she does to anyone outside her circle?"
  • "First of all, let it be known that buckshot is a short range load."