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  • noun nautical any mixture of stones and old iron, put into a wooden case and fired from a cannon as an anti-personnel weapon

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Examples

  • An artillery officer on the Lesser Arapile saw the case-shot leave the smoke, he saw it as the faintest trace of a grey pencil-like line in the air and then it exploded, just over the far edge of the Greater Arapile, and it was a black-grey air burst shot through with deep red and the ground beneath and ahead of the explosion was spattered by the lead balls and the shattered casing.

    Sharpe's Sword

  • This was a small case-shot because the gun, a six-pounder, was the biggest that could be worked up the steep hill-slope.

    Sharpe's Sword

  • This was a small case-shot because the gun, a six pounder, was the biggest that could be worked up the steep hill-slope.

    Sharpe's Sword

  • An artillery officer on the Lesser Arapile saw the case-shot leave the smoke, he saw it as the faintest trace of a grey pencil-like line in the air and then it exploded, just over the far edge of the Greater Arapile, and it was a black-grey air burst shot through with deep red and the ground beneath and ahead of the explosion was spattered by the lead balls and the shattered casing.

    Sharpe's Sword

  • A gunner pushed a spherical case-shot into the barrel.

    Sharpe's Sword

  • A gunner pushed a spherical case-shot into the barrel.

    Sharpe's Sword

  • Langridge—A type of artillery ammunition for use at close range; irregular pieces of iron packed like case-shot; especially used at sea to destroy rigging.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • Langridge—A type of artillery ammunition for use at close range; irregular pieces of iron packed like case-shot; especially used at sea to destroy rigging.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • Rather, his artillerymen went up fast into closest range, and by actually annihilating a portion of the enemy line with case-shot fire, covered the assault so effectively that columns of cavalry and infantry reached the gap without striking a blow!

    Artillery Through the Ages A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America

  • The infantry, armed with its own comparatively long-range firearm, was usually able to keep artillery beyond case-shot range, and cannon had to stand off at such long distances that their primitive ammunition was relatively ineffective.

    Artillery Through the Ages A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America

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