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bullet

División en sílabas: bul·let
Pronunciación: /ˈbo͝olət
 
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Definición de bullet en inglés:

sustantivo

1A projectile for firing from a rifle, revolver, or other small firearm, typically made of metal, cylindrical and pointed, and sometimes containing an explosive.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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 bullet
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.

Origen

early 16th century (denoting a cannonball): from French boulet, boulette 'small ball', diminutive of boule, from Latin bulla 'bubble'.

Más
  • bulletin from (mid 17th century):

    The word bulletin derives from Italian bulletta meaning ‘official warrant or certificate’—something like a passport today. The root is the Italian and medieval Latin word bulla ‘seal, sealed document’, the source of bill meaning ‘written statement of charges’ and of bull meaning ‘papal edict’. The original Latin meaning of bulla was ‘bubble’, and this is the basis of bowl (Old English) in the sense ‘ball’ and ultimately ‘basin’ and of budge (late 16th century) which comes via French bouger ‘to stir’, from Latin bullire ‘boil, bubble’, bullet (early 16th century) originally a small ball, bullion (Middle English) from the idea of bubbling metal, and ebullient (late 16th century) ‘bubbling’.

Frases

dodge a bullet

1
informal Manage to avoid a difficult or unwelcome situation: the US economy dodged a bullet today
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A dysfunctional Credit system once again dodges the bullet that would have forced the commencement of a long overdue and desperately needed adjustment.
  • By first light there had been no reports of deaths or serious injuries, but the state's premier said it was "too early to talk about dodging a bullet".
  • He dodged a bullet with his Oct. 24 mistrial, but his troubles aren't over.

Palabras que riman con bullet

pullet

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