Canister-shot



a small box or jar, often one of a kitchen set, for holding tea, coffee, flour, and sugar.
Also called canister shot. case shot.
the part of a gas mask containing the neutralizing substances through which poisoned air is filtered.
a collection of small projectiles in a case, to be fired from a cannon.
Historical Examples

Afloat And Ashore James Fenimore Cooper
Buffalo Land W. E. Webb
Last Days of the Rebellion Alanson M. Randol
From Manassas to Appomattox James Longstreet
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 60, No. 373, November 1846 Various
The Naval History of the United States Willis J. Abbot.

noun
a container, usually made of metal, in which dry food, such as tea or coffee, is stored
(formerly)

a type of shrapnel shell for firing from a cannon
Also called canister shot, case shot. the shot or shrapnel packed inside this

noun
another name for canister (sense 2b)
n.

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