Entry from British & World English dictionary
A bullet made of PVC or another plastic material, typically used by security and police forces for riot control.
- Rubber and plastic bullets are used for riot control by security services and police worldwide.
- Faced with escalating riots, the Italian police unleashed water cannon, plastic bullets and 12-inch truncheons.
- The Association of Chief Police Officers shares his reluctance to use plastic bullets and water cannons - which to date have never been used in mainland Britain.
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