minié ball

noun
min·​ié ball | \ ˈmi-nē- How to pronounce minié ball (audio) , ˌmi-nē-ˈā- How to pronounce minié ball (audio) \

Definition of minié ball

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

First Known Use of minié ball

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for minié ball

Claude Étienne Minié †1879 French army officer

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“Minié ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mini%C3%A9%20ball. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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