rifle ball

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Noun1.rifle ball - a bullet designed to be fired from a rifle; no longer made spherical in shape
bullet, slug - a projectile that is fired from a gun
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At the same moment, the fire was once more opened from the woods, and a rifle ball sang through the doorway and knocked the doctor's musket into bits.
The instant that its entire length was within the black aperture it sprang forward with the speed of a rifle ball.
The Indians had by this time discovered that I was alone and I was pursued with imprecations, arrows, and rifle balls.