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Definition of "round shot" [round shot]

  • A solid usually iron spherical projectile fired from a smoothbore cannon. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "round shot" in a sentence
  • "Captain Anderson, brought his battery into position and thundered a storm of round shot and canister among them, knocking their timber defences about their heads, and making their nest too hot to hold them; and they, too, retreated to Cheat Mountain, but for quite awhile they were"
  • "One of these round shot came through the roof of Brigadier General Windham's house, and fortunately struck without doing any injury to the inmates."
  • "On pulling into the port in my boat I saw a vessel there under British colors that informed me they had that morning been captured by an Hydriote corsair, I desired that she should be instantly given up to me which they refused doing; I that evening cut her out with the Alacrity's Boats; I put half my crew and all my marines into the three boats going myself in my gig, making Trescott in the brig stand slap into the port with her guns loaded with round shot and grape."