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rubber bullet

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Definition of rubber bullet in English:

noun

A large projectile made of rubber and shot from a firearm, used especially in riot control.
Example sentences
  • The best example of this is the rubber bullet which, even though it is much softer than a standard metal bullet, and has a lower velocity, can still cause serious injury, or even death, depending on where it hits you.
  • One pulled out a firearm and fired off a rubber bullet.
  • Sarah isn't afraid to speak her mind - even if it means taking a rubber bullet or breathing tear gas.

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