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bul·let

 (bo͝ol′ĭt)
n.
1.
a. A usually metal projectile in the shape of a pointed cylinder or a ball that is expelled from a firearm, especially a rifle or handgun.
b. Such a projectile in a metal casing; a cartridge.
2. An object resembling a projectile in shape, action, or effect.
3. Printing A heavy dot (·) used to highlight a particular passage.

[French boulette, diminutive of boule, ball, from Old French, from Latin bulla.]

bullet

(ˈbʊlɪt)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. a small metallic missile enclosed in a cartridge, used as the projectile of a gun, rifle, etc
b. the entire cartridge
2. something resembling a bullet, esp in shape or effect
3. (Stock Exchange) stock exchange a fixed interest security with a single maturity date
4. (Banking & Finance) commerce
a. the final repayment of a loan that repays the whole of the sum borrowed, as interim payments have been for interest only
b. (as modifier): a bullet loan.
5. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) slang Brit dismissal, sometimes without notice (esp in the phrases get or give the bullet)
6. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing See centred dot
7. bite the bullet See bite14
[C16: from French boulette, diminutive of boule ball; see bowl2]
ˈbullet-ˌlike adj

bul•let

(ˈbʊl ɪt)
n.
1. a small metal projectile, part of a cartridge, for firing from small arms.
2. a cartridge.
3. something resembling a bullet, as in shape or speed.
4. a heavy dot for calling attention to particular sections of text.
Idioms:
bite the bullet, to force oneself to perform a painful, difficult task or to endure an unpleasant situation.
[1550–60; < Middle French boullette, derivative of boulle ball; see bowl2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bullet - a projectile that is fired from a gunbullet - a projectile that is fired from a gun
cartridge - ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
dumdum, dumdum bullet - a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound
full metal jacket - a lead bullet that is covered with a jacket of a harder metal (usually copper)
projectile, missile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
rifle ball - a bullet designed to be fired from a rifle; no longer made spherical in shape
rubber bullet - a bullet made of hard rubber; designed for use in crowd control
2.bullet - a high-speed passenger trainbullet - a high-speed passenger train  
passenger train - a train that carries passengers
3.bullet - (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocitybullet - (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; "he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke"
pitch, delivery - (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
slider - a fastball that curves slightly away from the side from which it was thrown
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"

bullet

noun projectile, ball, shot, missile, slug, pellet There are three bullet holes in the windscreen.
Related words
like ballistomania
Translations
رَصاصَةرَصاصَه
kulkaodrážka
kugleprojektil
kuul
luotiammuskuula
ballepuceremboursement in fine
metak
lövedék
byssukúlakúlaskot
弾丸
총알
kulkaneperšaunama liemenėneperšaunamas
lode
glonţglonte
krogla
kula
กระสุน
viên đạn

bullet

[ˈbʊlɪt]
A. Nbala f
to go by like a bulletpasar como (una) bala or un rayo
to bite the bulletenfrentarse al toro
B. CPD bullet hole Nagujero m de bala
bullet train Ntren m de gran velocidad (japonés)
bullet wound Nbalazo m

bullet

[ˈbʊlɪt] nballe f (de fusil)
to bite the bullet (JOURNALISM)serrer les dentsbullet hole nimpact m de balle

bullet

n
Kugel f; to bite the bulletin den sauren Apfel beißen (inf); to get or be given the bullet (inf)gefeuert werden (inf)
(Typ, in list) → Aufzählungszeichen nt, (Comput also) → Gliederungspunkt m

bullet

:
bullet head
n (pej)Dickkopf m
bullet-headed
adjrundköpfig
bullet hole
nEinschuss (→ loch nt) m

bullet

:
bulletproof
adjkugelsicher
bullet train
n (japanischer) → Superexpress
bullet wound
nSchusswunde or -verletzung f

bullet

[ˈbʊlɪt] nproiettile m, pallottola

bullet

(ˈbulit) noun
a piece of metal etc fired from certain hand guns. He was killed by machine-gun bullets.
ˈbulletproof
ajdective that can stop bullets from penetrating it.
bulletproof vest noun
a sleeveless jacket for protecting the body from bullets.

bullet

رَصاصَة kulka kugle Kugel σφαίρα bala luoti balle metak pallottola 弾丸 총알 kogel kule pocisk bala пуля kula กระสุน kurşun viên đạn 子弹

bullet

n. bala;
___ woundbalazo, herida de ___.

bullet

n bala
References in classic literature ?
March snatched it, read the two lines it contained, and dropped back into her chair as white as if the little paper had sent a bullet to her heart.
The explosive electric bullet went true to its mark, and the great animal turned over in a death struggle.
Is there no difference, Hawkeye, between the stone-headed arrow of the warrior, and the leaden bullet with which you kill?
His round, bullet head, large, light-gray eyes, with their shaggy, sandy eyebrows, and stiff, wiry, sun-burned hair, were rather unprepossessing items, it is to be confessed; his large, coarse mouth was distended with tobacco, the juice of which, from time to time, he ejected from him with great decision and explosive force; his hands were immensely large, hairy, sun-burned, freckled, and very dirty, and garnished with long nails, in a very foul condition.
Ancient hauberk, date of the sixth century, time of King Arthur and the Round Table; said to have belonged to the knight Sir Sagramor le Desirous; ob- serve the round hole through the chain-mail in the left breast; can't be accounted for; supposed to have been done with a bullet since invention of firearms -- per- haps maliciously by Cromwell's soldiers.
Buffalo Bill was in a horse-litter, with his leg broken by a bullet, and Mongrel and Blake Haskins's horse were doing the work.
The woods warn't thick, so I looked over my shoulder to dodge the bullet, and twice I seen Harney cover Buck with his gun; and then he rode away the way he come -- to get his hat, I reckon, but I couldn't see.
hit him on de han' dis time --en I hear dat same bullet go spat
Next morning I had the pleasure of encountering him; left a bullet in one of his poor etiolated arms, feeble as the wing of a chicken in the pip, and then thought I had done with the whole crew.
I should have no qualms about tightening the rope round the neck of some human monster, or sticking a neat dagger or bullet into a dangerous, treacherous foe, but to kill a dream is a sickening business.
The hermit, as if wishing to answer to the confidence of his guest, threw back his cowl, and showed a round bullet head belonging to a man in the prime of life.
said Erskine coolly, as the last fragment of Hebe's head crumbled at the touch of the bullet.