noun, often attributive \ˈb-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

Full Definition of BULLET

:  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

  1. He was killed by an assassin's bullet.
  2. Bullets were used to separate each item.
  3. 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

Rhymes with BULLET


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