verb (used without object), bul·let·ed, bul·let·ing.
- bulldog clip,
- bulldog edition,
- bulldog forceps,
- bullet forceps,
- bullet point,
- bullet train,
- bullet wood,
Origin of bullet
Examples from the Web for bullet
Merabet had already been immobilized by a bullet to the groin.
He survived, Risner says, but was left permanently injured by a bullet to his spine.
Not only did a cherished character get a bullet to the brain, but things are only going to get worse on The Walking Dead.‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead|Melissa Leon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her mother, pregnant at the time of the killing, was hit in the shoulder by a bullet from the same gun that killed her son.
Fourteen years on, the wooden stairs and ceiling are still charred, and the walls are studded with clusters of bullet holes.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of our party is still suffering from a bullet wound received at their hands.Camp Venture|George Cary Eggleston
They had not gone more than a dozen yards when a shot rang out from behind a tree, and a bullet whizzed past over their heads.Linda Carlton's Island Adventure|Edith Lavell
The wild animal, apparently stupified by her unexpected violence, was detained by her till despatched by a bullet.Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon|J. Emerson Tennent
I would not have believed that a bullet could so horribly disfigure one.Kitchener's Mob|James Norman Hall
Then he jumped to the front, and sent a bullet into the breast of the walrus.First at the North Pole|Edward Stratemeyer
- a small metallic missile enclosed in a cartridge, used as the projectile of a gun, rifle, etc
- the entire cartridge
- the final repayment of a loan that repays the whole of the sum borrowed, as interim payments have been for interest only
- (as modifier)a bullet loan
Word Origin for bullet
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.
see bite the bullet; sweat bullets.