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tracer bullet

a bullet containing a tracer.
Origin of tracer bullet
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Special machinery was required for loading the tracer bullet and also for producing the incendiary projectile.

  • The tracer bullet consisted of a cupronickel shell, the nose of which contained a leaden core to balance the bullet properly.

British Dictionary definitions for tracer bullet

tracer bullet

a round of small arms ammunition containing a tracer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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