from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Large lead shot for shotgun shells, used especially in hunting big game.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large size of shot, so named from its use in killing deer.
  • noun A lava of granulated structure, occurring in Australia, embedded in sandy alluvium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A coarse leaden shot, larger than swan shot, used in hunting deer and large game.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun lead shot used in shotgun cartridges

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small lead shot for shotgun shells


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From buck +‎ shot.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word buckshot.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.