Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compartment for containing cannon-balls, especially on shipboard. See locker.

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Examples

  • In case a shot-locker should be somewhat removed from the hatchway, up which the shot are to be passed or whipped, the shot may be speedily conveyed over the distance by means of a wooden trough fitted for the purpose.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • Here (he produced a powder-horn) is the magazine; here (he produced a bag of bullets) is the shot-locker.

    Jim Davis

  • Armed with but the sling-stones in his one shot-locker, like young David of old, Paul bearded the British giant of Gath.

    Israel Potter

  • After the body had hung a certain time, they took it down, and buried it in the shot-locker; this was an indictable offence, as the smell would have proved, so I lodged the information; the body was found, and, as the facts were clear, the law took its course, to the great amusement of the bystanders, who saw the brats tied upon a gun and well flogged.

    Frank Mildmay The Naval Officer

  • After the body had hung a certain time, they took it down and buried it in the shot-locker; this was an indictable offence, as the smell would have proved, so I lodged the information; the body was found, and as the facts were clear, the law took its course, to the great amusement of the bystanders, who saw the brats tied upon a gun, and well flogged.

    Frank Mildmay Or, The Naval Officer

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