bul·let noun, often attributive \ˈbu̇-lət also ˈbə-\
: a small piece of metal or another material that is shot out of a gun
: a large dot in a document, book, etc., that brings attention to separate pieces of information in a list
sports : a hit or thrown ball or puck that is moving very fast
: a round or elongated missile (as of lead) to be fired from a firearm; broadly : cartridge 1a
a : something resembling a bullet (as in curved form)
b : a large dot placed in printed matter to call attention to a particular passage
: a very fast and accurately thrown or hit object (as a ball or puck)
— bul·let·ed \-lə-təd\ adjective
Examples of BULLET
- He was killed by an assassin's bullet.
- Bullets were used to separate each item.
- The quarterback threw a bullet to the receiver.
Origin of BULLET
Middle French boulette
small ball & boulet
missile, dims. of boule
ball — more at bowl
First Known Use: 1579
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