tracer bullet


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tracer bullet

n.
A bullet that leaves a luminous or smoky trail.

tracer bullet

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a round of small arms ammunition containing a tracer
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Noun1.tracer bullet - ammunition whose flight can be observed by a trail of smoketracer bullet - ammunition whose flight can be observed by a trail of smoke
ammo, ammunition - projectiles to be fired from a gun
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Tenders are invited for 5,45x39 mm cartridge with steel core bullet, cartridge 5,45x39 mm tracer bullet, cartridge 5,56x45 mm steel core bullet, cartridge 5,56x45 mm tracer bullet
It never comes on the day it's supposed to (ie Christmas Day); it can be used as a weapon (an ice-laden tracer bullet, doubling as a snowball, nearly blinded me as a kid); without the winter tyres our Euro neighbours rely on, it's horrible to drive on; it's "magical" only for a couple of hours before it gets mucky and slushy; it's terrible to walk on in heels (I'm reliably informed); whenever I've gone cross-country skiing, I've ended up nearly crying with fatigue and frustration; kids get the day off school while you have to go to work.
Soon a length ball was dispatched like a tracer bullet to the cover boundary.
It was Malan's enthusiastic promotion of nearly halving the gun harmonization range and adopting the De Wilde version of the tracer bullet that caused most RAF pilots to adopt von Richtofen's habit of closing to near pointblank range before firing.
All those problems come from the essential element of tracers, which is a fiercely burning compound of one kind or another that is stuffed into the hollow base of a tracer bullet and ignited by the burning powder of your fired cartridge.
Di Venuto was taken to hospital after he fractured and split the ring finger on his left hand attempting to catch a ball driven like a tracer bullet by Mal Loye in the first over of the game.
The home side scored after a quarter of an hour when Wesley Hoolahan drilled home a tracer bullet of a shot.
And anyone who saw Tillakaratne Dilshan hold on to a tracer bullet at backward point from the blade of Mushfiqur Rahim will have no doubt that if Sehwag offers a chance, Sri Lanka will probably take it.
That's good--if a tracer bullet looks like it's stretching in length, that means it's going past you and you're sale," Headley said.
And at every point along the way Moynihan has left a trail like a tracer bullet.
Now retired Soldier B, was giving evidence in the second inquest into the death of 15-year-old Manus Deery who was hit in the head with a tracer bullet in Derry in 1972.
Riki (Wessels) started off like a tracer bullet for us and then it was the Alex Hales Show.