- 1A projectile for firing from a rifle, revolver, or other small firearm, typically made of metal, cylindrical and pointed, and sometimes containing an explosive.More example sentences
- She said authorities also found in the car automatic rifles, bullet cartridges, plastic explosives and other materials.
- What I didn't know at the time was that these rifles fired bullets of the alkali metal potassium at the rate of three thousand rounds per minute.
- Among the ammunition were shotgun cartridges and dum-dum bullets.
- 1.1Used in similes and comparisons to refer to someone or something that moves very fast: the ball sped across the grass like a bulletMore example sentences
- It's moving like a bullet, but it slows down fast; goes from sixty to zero, to reverse the old saying.
- This report shows an economy that has not only turned around - it's moving forward like a bullet.
- Lin was right, they didn't move slowly; Penny ran as fast as a bullet across the land just as the sun was beginning to set.
- 1.2US (In a sporting context) a very fast ball.More example sentences
- Carr, seeing Johnson streaking down the right sideline wide open, threw a low bullet.
- Against Washington, Johnson threw a bullet pass to the corner, hoping Anderson would be there.
- He hits bullets to all fields, knocks in runs and is in the race for the batting rifle.
- 2 Printing A small symbol, such as a solid circle, printed just before a line of type, such as an item in a list, to emphasize it.More example sentences
- Here's a bullet pointed list of how my trip went, because I realize I've been less than linear here.
- A nice touch is the fact that the character cards are back printed with a sequence of bullets.
- These bullets lie within the padding or the margin of the list, depending on the browser.
early 16th century (denoting a cannonball): from French boulet, boulette 'small ball', diminutive of boule, from Latin bulla 'bubble'.