Definition of bullet
1 : a round or elongated missile (as of lead) to be fired from a firearm; broadly : cartridge 1a
2a : something resembling a bullet (as in curved form)b : a large dot placed in printed matter to call attention to a particular passage
3 : a very fast and accurately thrown or hit object (such as a ball or puck)
bulletedplay \-lə-təd\ adjective
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
Protesters also have to fend off water-cannon blasts and pellets, marbles and sometimes even bullets that are fired at them. ‘
Hampton was shot in the torso and leg, and Goodwin was shot under the right eye and the bullet exited above his left eyebrow.
Brown is an enthusiastic supporter of a $64 billion bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which has come under fire for rising costs.
The tests showed the bullet that killed Markham had been fired from the weapon, the records show.
There's no silver bullet, no simple answer, no super hero to come in and change the system.
West Side in a shooting that also grazed a 16-year-old girl with a bullet.
Bombs and bullets cannot menace me, Who have no substance to be overthrown.
Chants for freedom turned quickly to insurrection, bullets and war.
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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
BULLET Defined for Kids
Definition of bullet for Students
: a small piece of metal made to be shot from a firearm
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