a small metal projectile, part of a cartridge, for firing from small arms.
a small ball.
Printing. a heavy dot for marking paragraphs or otherwise calling attention to or itemizing particular sections of text, especially in display advertising.
Cards. an ace.
to move swiftly.
Idioms about bullet
bite the bullet, to force oneself to perform a painful, difficult task or to endure an unpleasant situation: We'll just have to bite the bullet and pay higher taxes.
- bul·let·less, adjective
- bul·let·like, adjective
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How to use bullet in a sentence
The dot formation in the weekday slots borrows from the ultra-popular bullet journal method, but handles much of the work for you.
Taiwan’s compact size means that adventure is never more than two hours away by bullet train from any major city.
While recognizing monthly fluctuations can be useful, period tracking isn’t a silver bullet.
Whatever his intentions, the bullets were in the chamber long before Rittenhouse was born.The Rise of American Militias, From Timothy McVeigh to Kyle Rittenhouse | Nick Fouriezos | September 6, 2020 | Ozy
AB 66 would have reined in the use of rubber bullets and other non-lethal weapons on protesters.Sacramento Report: 3 Takeaways From a Wild Legislative Session | Sara Libby | September 4, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Merabet had already been immobilized by a bullet to the groin.
The incident still might have sparked trouble because that lone bullet proved fatal for a man who was black.
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 | THE 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.
He had not the least idea what wadding was, and his notion of a bullet was a dockyard cannon-ball bigger than his own head.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
Next moment Tom Brown sent a bullet straight into his heart, and his tail made a splendid flourish as he fell off his pedestal!Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
Once even a blue bean (a bullet) made sad work with my head, and my fist has got a deuce of a smashing.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
In the meantime, whilst Captain Roman was running towards a house he was shot dead by a bullet in his breast.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
I could almost afford to be shot for the pleasure of putting a bullet through the black heart of Jennison.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for bullet
a small metallic missile enclosed in a cartridge, used as the projectile of a gun, rifle, etc
the entire cartridge
something resembling a bullet, esp in shape or effect
stock exchange a fixed interest security with a single maturity date
commerce a security that offers a fixed interest and matures on a fixed date
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
British slang dismissal, sometimes without notice (esp in the phrases get or give the bullet)
printing See centred dot
bite the bullet See bite (def. 14)
- bullet-like, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with bullet
see bite the bullet; sweat bullets.
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