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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)

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.

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."