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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 ?
Sheldon promptly swerved to the left to seek similar shelter, when the faint crack of a rifle came to his ears, and almost immediately the bullet, striking the hard sand a hundred feet beyond him, ricochetted and whined onward on a second flight, convincing him that, preposterous and unreal as it was, it was nevertheless sober fact.
Let them burn their powder," said the deliberate scout, while bullet after bullet whizzed by the place where he securely lay; "there will be a fine gathering of lead when it is over, and I fancy the imps will tire of the sport afore these old stones cry out for mercy
It seemed as if I had hardly closed my eyes, though in fact it was near midday, when I was awakened by the report of a rifle, the bullet striking the bowlder just above my body.
He was in charge here of the inquiry about Prince Otto, but I forgot to ask him anything about the bullet.
A bullet had evidently hit him in the throat or mouth.
hit him on de han' dis time --en I hear dat same bullet go spat
But at the first heave we heard a bullet zip- zipping past us on the water, followed by the faint report of a rifle.
It was of the crash into his body of a high-velocity bullet.
With an ugly snarl he closed upon his defenseless victim, but ere his fangs had reached the throat they thirsted for, there was a sharp report and a bullet entered the ape's back between his shoulders.
The bullet whizzed harmlessly by Meriem's head and an instant later she had disappeared into the foliage of the tree.
If I could get a bullet through there it might reach his heart.
On examination, it appeared that a rifle bullet had passed directly through the body of the deceased, entering beneath one of his brawny shoulders, and making its exit by the breast.