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Definition of "pellet" [pel•let]

  • A small, solid or densely packed ball or mass, as of food, wax, or medicine. (noun)
  • A bullet or piece of small shot. (noun)
  • A stone ball, used as a catapult missile or a primitive cannonball. (noun)
  • To make or form into pellets. (verb-transitive)
  • To strike with pellets. (verb-transitive)

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 "pellet" in a sentence
  • "Deformity of the pellet is a good thing to broaden wound channel and transfer energy to the squirrel but even that is a non-issue at this speed."
  • "The speed of a pellet is too low to differentiate between these."
  • "Biting down on a copper plated pellet is exactly why I've adopted the "aim high" philosophy."