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 bullets
Coren said she never felt she was at risk of bodily harm, even as the bullets flew.
They unleashed a hail of bullets to rival the final scene in ‘Bonnie and Clyde.’The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim|Michael Daly|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Police say Myers charged at the policeman, they wrestled, and then he shot at least three bullets before his gun jammed.
Then, without warning, they shot into the group, grazing two teenage boys with bullets.
Their captors wore palm leaves, leopard skins, and magical relics to make themselves immune to bullets.
Whatever his causes of complaint, they were of too delicate and secret a nature for seconds, bullets, and newspaper paragraphs!Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Bullets, round-shot, and langrage were flying thickly around.John Deane of Nottingham|W.H.G. Kingston
As the shower of bullets struck Immelman and his machine, it burst into flames and dropped like a blazing comet.Lest We Forget|John Gilbert Thompson
I vote we drive bang through the thick of them, bang as the bullets went through Bull's hat.The Man Who Was Thursday|G. K. Chesterton
Now, Luka, I will send them a couple of bullets as a reminder that we have got weapons.Condemned as a Nihilist|George Alfred Henty
- 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.