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bullet

[ boo l-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF bullet

Synonyms for bullet

  • ammunition
  • ball
  • cartridge
  • pellet
  • projectile
  • rocket
  • round
  • shot
  • slug
  • ammo
  • bolt
  • cap
  • dose
  • lead
  • love letter
  • trajectile
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BULLET

Or else, in some barroom, a footfall from behind and a bullet through the back.

But the man had been only stunned by a bullet that plowed its way across the top of his skull.

Raising his arm for a fresh stroke, his wrist was smashed by a bullet.

He thinks that every bullet is going to hit him, and that every shot is aimed at him.

Of the bullet it may be said, that its stopping power is all that could be desired.

You put a bullet through his heart and another through his brain.

The bullet had gone straight to his heart, and he had not suffered.

If you have harmed Miss Maxon I'll put a bullet in your heart!

The lad's rifle was of the most improved make and a bullet would reach.

Wally reached out, and took the bullet from him that he might juggle it curiously in his own fingers.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Middle French boulette "cannonball, small ball," diminutive of boule "a ball" (13c.), from Latin bulla "round thing, knob" (see bull (n.2)). Earliest version of bite the bullet recorded 1891, probably with a sense of giving someone a soft lead bullet to clench in the teeth during a painful operation.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BULLET

ammunition

nounprojectiles for weaponry
  • ammo
  • armament
  • ball
  • bomb
  • buckshot
  • bullet
  • cannonball
  • cartridge
  • charge
  • chemical
  • confetti
  • explosive
  • fuse
  • grenade
  • gunpowder
  • iron rations
  • materiel
  • missile
  • munition
  • napalm
  • powder
  • rocket
  • round
  • shell
  • shot
  • shrapnel
  • torpedo
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