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
A bystander was hit in the stomach by a bullet during the standoff and is in stable condition, police said.
Debuting on iTunes: Free Fire (July 4) Brie Larson and Armie Hammer are two of many colorful criminals who have to fight for their lives—amidst an unending hail of bullets—in Ben Wheatley's shoot-'em-up action-comedy.
When a bear is found in a neighborhood, officers will typically make loud noises, use pepper spray or fire rubber bullets to shoo it away and discourage it from coming back, Vogrin told the newspaper.
The couple was reportedly filming a stunt video for YouTube, believing a thick hardcover book would be enough to stop a bullet from hitting Ruiz, BuzzFeed News reports.
MALIBU SAINT makes her first start for Maker who doesn't usually fire with his first timers but this one has some bullet works and may be ready to go Friday.
A bullet hole could be seen on the front picture window and on a front door at the home where he was shot.
Two capitol police officers, a lobbyist and a congressional staffer were also hit by bullets fired by James T. Hodgkinson.
Harmoni Harton, 8, was wounded by gunfire while eating pizza with her grandparents in their Gary home when a bullet penetrated the house, relatives said.
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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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