Definition of Round shot

1. Noun. A solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon.

Exact synonyms: Cannon Ball, Cannonball
Generic synonyms: Missile, Projectile



Definition of Round shot

1. Noun. (military artillery) A solid usually iron spherical projectile fired from a smoothbore cannon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Round Shot

round number
round numbers
round of applause
round of applauses
round of drinks
round of golf
round off
round out
round pelvis
round pneumonia
round pronator muscle
round robin
round robins
round scad
round shape
round shot (current term)
round steak
round table
round tables
round the Horn
round the bend
round the clock
round the twist
round top
round trip
round trips
round tuit
round tuits
round turn
round turns

Literary usage of Round shot

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... and if the shell has a cavity homothetic with the external ellipsoidal shape, a fraction / of th* linear scale; then the volume of a round shot being ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"Their volleys were quick and terrible as cross-lightning ; grape, canister, shell, and round shot pouring in all at ouce, and musket balls flying thick as ..."

3. Life and Letters of Edwin Lawrence Godkin by Edwin Lawrence Godkin (1907)
"Many were half buried and crushed under the tomb-stones, which the round-shot and the rockets had hurled from their places, and sent flying in pieces in all ..."

4. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"They fired solid round-shot, case, common shell, and shrapnel shell. Solid round-shot were made of cast iron and were used against the masonry of ..."

5. The Chronicles of Baltimore: Being a Complete History of "Baltimore Town by John Thomas Scharf (1874)
"... until morning—in all about 24 hours, during which there were thrown not less than 1500 of these great bombe, besides many rockets and some round shot. ..."

6. The Chronicles of Baltimore: Being a Complete History of "Baltimore Town by John Thomas Scharf (1874)
"... until morning—in all about 24 hours, during which there were thrown not less than 1500 of these great bombs, besides many rockets and some round shot. ..."

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