Examples of bullet in a Sentence
He was killed by an assassin's bullet.
Bullets were used to separate each item.
The quarterback threw a bullet to the receiver.
Recent Examples of bullet from the Web
Police in Mexico are investigating the murder of an American tourist hit by a stray bullet in Mexico City.
Two months earlier, a different fire station, Engine Co. 13 at 2901 N. 30th St., was battered by a half-dozen bullets.
The bar later offered 24-year-old Thomas Reddington, who was hit by the bullet in the leg, complimentary drinks for life.
An American woman celebrating her first wedding anniversary was shot and killed in a wealthy Mexico City neighborhood by a stray bullet fired by a gunman on a motorcycle, officials said.
One of the campers and the unidentified man began to struggle over the possession of the firearm, and the unidentified man was struck and killed by a bullet from the firearm.
Small said the man was likely hit by a stray bullet because he down the street from where the first victim was shot.
The two nearly complete remains likely belonged to Union soldiers who were felled by Confederate bullets.
Alexandrea was struck in the chest by a bullet that may have gone through her father's body, her aunt Andrea Thompson said at the time.
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Financial Definition of BULLET
What It Is
Bullet is usually short for bullet payment, which is typically a large payment made near the end of a loan that does not amortize over time.
How It Works
Unlike a loan whose total cost (interest and principal) is amortized – that is, paid incrementally during the life of the loan -- a bullet loan's principal is paid in one sum at the end of the term. That sum is called the bullet. Sometimes the interest is collected as part of the bullet payment as well, though in many cases the loan is interest-only during the term of the loan with only the outstanding principal due at the end.
Suppose someone takes out a loan for $1,000 that must be repaid in one year at an interest rate of 10% compounded annually. If the loan has a bullet, this person would have to pay $1,100 ($1,000 in principal plus $100 in interest) in one payment at the end of one year.
Why It Matters
Loans with bullets have the advantage of not having to immediately begin paying back the loan. This can be preferable for companies that do not anticipate having enough cash flow in the near future. The borrower must, however, be prepared to repay the principal and interest in its entirety at the end of the term.
BULLET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bullet for English Language Learners
: 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
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