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- A small lead shot, or ammunition, used in shotgun shells.
2007 May 2, The Associated Press, “Florida Six Wounded in Shootings”, in New York Times:
- In the first shooting, four of the teenagers were sitting on a porch and were peppered with birdshot from a shotgun fired from a passing car around 2:30 p.m., Sheriff John Rutherford said.
- A rifle or pistol cartridge containing small shot instead of a single projectile.