Definition of "bullet" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • Such a projectile in a metal casing; a cartridge. (noun)
  • An object resembling a projectile in shape, action, or effect. (noun)
  • Printing A heavy dot ( · ) used to highlight a particular passage. (noun)
  • A small metallic missile enclosed in a cartridge, used as the projectile of a gun, rifle, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The entire cartridge (noun)
  • Something resembling a bullet, esp in shape or effect (noun)
  • A fixed interest security with a single maturity date (noun)
  • The final repayment of a loan that repays the whole of the sum borrowed, as interim payments have been for interest only (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Dismissal, sometimes without notice (esp in the phrases get or give the bullet) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bullet" in a sentence
  • "Is a 117 grain bullet from a 25-06 enough to ethically kill an elk?"
  • "I think we forgot what Page taught us; the neglected 175 grain bullet is what a 7mm Magnum is all about."
  • "But anything smaller than .277 bore with less than a 150 grain bullet is not an elk rifle."