grapeshot (n.) Look up grapeshot at Dictionary.com
also grape-shot, 1747, from grape + shot (n.). So called for its appearance. Originally simply grape, as a collective singular (1680s).
grapeshot (n.) Look up grapeshot at Dictionary.com
also grape-shot, 1747, from grape + shot (n.). So called for its appearance. The whiff of grapeshot popularized in English from 1837, from Carlyle's history of the French Revolution (in which it was a chapter title).