buckshot buckshot  /ˈbək ˌʃɑt/


  • (n) small lead shot for shotgun shells



  1. Because Cheney was hunting quail, he was using birdshotnot buckshot, which is bigger.
  2. Both had all the makings of a pipe bomb, a PVC pipe filled with buckshot and smokeless powder, plus protruding wires.
  3. Silverado sprays the buckshot of its four or five story lines across the screen with the abandon of a drunken galoot aiming at a barn door.


  1. Family searching for diabetic 4-year-old's missing service dog

    LILESVILLE, N.C. -- A family in Anson County is asking for help finding their little boy's missing service dog. 'Buckshot' has been missing since Wednesday. His owner, Candy Allen, said he jumped out of their car to chase a cat and he hasn't been seen since. For her son, 4-year-old Remington, finding Buckshot is a matter of life or death.  Remington has diabetes and Buckshot is trained to sense ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WCNC Charlotte

  2. Man shot in back with buckshot in Saginaw; police locate car they said was involved

    A 35-year-old man was shot with buckshot and taken to a Saginaw hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries overnight, the Saginaw Police Department reports.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Saginaw News

  3. 10 hurt after shooting at N. Illinois gun club

    Kane County authorities say 10 people were injured this week when a shotgun accidently discharged inside a gun club, sending buckshot ricocheting around the facility.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star


  1. On The Late Show with David Letterman, Letterman said: "The guy who got gunned down, he is a Republican lawyer and a big Republican donor and fortunately the buckshot was deflected by wads of laundered cash. So he's fine. He took a little in the...
    on Feb 13, 2006 By: David Letterman Source: CTV.ca

  2. "I have a friend who says 'there is no silver bullet to solve climate change, there is silver buckshot'," said former US President Al Gore during a visit to Oslo to promote his documentary about climate change.
    on Oct 6, 2006 By: Al Gore Source: Independent Online

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