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Hard heavy objects launched by cannons and mortars.
projectiles hollow shot solid shot grapeshot bar shot

hollow shot click to hear

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

solid shot click to hear

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

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

bar shot click to hear

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.