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Hard heavy objects launched by cannons and mortars.
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hollow shot click to hear : hollow shot

Spherical projectile filled with gunpowder and grapeshot that exploded on impact.

solid shot click to hear : solid shot

Solid spherical projectile that was loaded into cannons; they were first made of stone, then of cast iron from the 16th century.

grapeshot click to hear : grapeshot

Projectile composed of lead or iron balls that dispersed on exiting the cannon.

bar shot click to hear : bar shot

Projectile made up of solid shot at opposite ends of a steel bar or a chain; it was used to destroy a ship’s masting.