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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bird shot, buckshot, duck shotnoun

    small lead shot for shotgun shells


  1. buckshotnoun

    lead shot used in shotgun cartridges


  1. buckshot

    A shotgun shell, shotshell or simply shell is a type of rimmed, cylindrical (straight-walled) cartridges used specifically in shotguns, and is typically loaded with numerous small, pellet-like spherical sub-projectiles called shot, fired through a smoothbore barrel with a tapered constriction at the muzzle to regulate the extent of scattering. A shell can sometimes also contain only a single large solid projectile known as a slug, sometimes fired through a rifled slug barrel. The hull usually consists of a paper or plastic tube often covered at the base by a metallic head cover which retains a primer, and the shot charge is typically contained by a wadding/sabot inside the case. The caliber of the shotshell is known as its gauge. The projectiles are traditionally made of lead, but other metals such as steel, tungsten and bismuth are also used due to restrictions on lead, or for performance reasons such as achieving higher shot velocities by reducing the mass of the shot charge. Other unusual projectiles such as saboted flechettes, rubber balls, rock salt and magnesium shards also exist. Slug shells can also be made with specialty non-lethal projectiles such as rubber and bean bag rounds.


  1. buckshot

    Buckshot is a type of shotgun ammunition that is characterized by larger, heavier pellets intended to take down larger game, such as deer or buck, which is where it gets its name. These lead or steel pellets, are often used in hunting and for home defense purposes, due to their wide spread and heavy impact.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buckshotnoun

    a coarse leaden shot, larger than swan shot, used in hunting deer and large game


  1. Buckshot

    Buckshot is an American rapper, known for being the leader of the hip-hop supergroup Boot Camp Clik, and the group Black Moon. He has released one solo album, three with producer 9th Wonder, one with KRS-ONE, four albums with Black Moon and four albums with the Boot Camp Clik.

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  1. buckshot

    A small leaden bullet, weighing about 165 to the pound.

Rap Dictionary

  1. buckshot

    Buckshot (born Kenyatta Blake in Brooklyn, New York City) is an underground rapper, famous as the leader of hip hop group Boot Camp Clik, and the group Black Moon. He has released one solo album, two with producer 9th Wonder, four albums with Black Moon and four albums with the Boot Camp Clik. He is currently working on an album with KRS-One.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buckshot in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buckshot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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