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 bulleting
An hour, then, till he and Elaine would be in the aircar, bulleting toward Traskon.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
- 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.