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Bullet definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BULL'ET, n. A ball of iron or lead, called also shot, used to load guns for killing man or beast. Balls for cannon are made of iron; musket-balls are made of lead.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a projectile that is fired from a gun [syn: bullet, slug]
2: a high-speed passenger train [syn: bullet train, bullet]
3: (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; "he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke" [syn: fastball, heater, smoke, hummer, bullet]

Merriam Webster's

noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle French boulette small ball & boulet missile, dims. of boule ball more at bowl Date: 1579 1. a round or elongated missile (as of lead) to be fired from a firearm; broadly cartridge 1a 2. a. something resembling a bullet (as in curved form) b. a large dot placed in printed matter to call attention to a particular passage 3. a very fast and accurately thrown or hit object (as a ball or puck) bulleted adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a small round or cylindrical missile with a pointed end, fired from a rifle, revolver, etc. Phrases and idioms: bullet-headed having a round head. Etymology: F boulet, boulette dimin. of boule ball f. L bulla bubble

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bullet Bul"let, n. [F. boulet, dim. of boule ball. See Bull an edict, and cf. Boulet.] 1. A small ball. 2. A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm. 3. A cannon ball. [Obs.] A ship before Greenwich . . . shot off her ordnance, one piece being charged with a bullet of stone. --Stow. 4. The fetlock of a horse. Note: [See Illust. under Horse.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(bullets) 1. A bullet is a small piece of metal with a pointed or rounded end, which is fired out of a gun. N-COUNT see also plastic bullet, rubber bullet 2. If someone bites the bullet, they accept that they have to do something unpleasant but necessary. (JOURNALISM) Tour operators may be forced to bite the bullet and cut prices. PHRASE: V inflects

Moby Thesaurus

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