We were now within range of the enemy's rifle fire and heard spent bullets as they pinged and spluttered into the mud.
Two of them pinged against the instrument board, another passed completely through the cockpit, just in front of his stomach.
A rifle-shot rang out, and a bullet “pinged” over the water and splintered the side of the canoe where Dingley sat.
The revolver "pinged," there was a flash of light, but the bullet sped past him, and Drake flung himself upon his man.
A shower of bullets which pinged against the door and walls on either side was the reply.
A rifle-shot rang out, and a bullet "pinged" over the water and splintered the side of the canoe where Dingley sat.
The bullets whispered past him and over him, cut the earth around him, pinged and thudded upon the face of the bank before him.
The latter fired scarce a second after Billy's shot had pinged so perilously close—fired at a perfect target but fifty yards away.
In clouds they came, and pinged and buzzed and bit till we were nearly mad.
As I approached, I pinged his Whuffie and was startled to see that it had dropped to nearly zero.
to get someone's attention with a sharp sound or other form of communication
1835, imitative of the sound of a bullet striking something sharply. Meaning "short, high-pitched electronic pulse" is attested from 1943. As a verb from 1855; in computer sense is from at least 1981. Related: Pinged; pinging.
To get someone's attention with a sharp sound or other form of communication: ping my accountant with April 15 getting close