minié ball

min·ié ball

noun \ˈmi-nē-, ˌmi-nē-ˈā-\

Definition of MINIÉ BALL

:  a rifle bullet with a conical head used in muzzle-loading firearms

Origin of MINIÉ BALL

Claude Étienne Minié †1879 French army officer
First Known Use: 1852


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