Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

minié ball

play
noun min·ié ball \ˈmi-nē-, ˌmi-nē-ˈā-\

Definition of minié ball

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



Origin and Etymology of minié ball

Claude Étienne Minié †1879 French army officer


First Known Use: 1852


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up minié ball? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

looking or feeling very sad

Get Word of the Day daily email!