verb (used with object)
Origin of pellet
Examples from the Web for pellet
Contemporary Examples of pellet
Sleet is rain mixed with snow; there are pellet like snowflakes that fall between warming and cooling fronts.How to Survive a Southern Ice Storm
February 13, 2014
Heber, who was struck by a pellet round to his head, was not seriously injured.California School Shooter Had a ‘Hit List’
January 12, 2013
With the pellet gun pointed at him the manager opened the safe.
He found a manager who was buying a package of Goldfish crackers and pulled the pellet gun on him.
Historical Examples of pellet
He held the pellet above the mouth of the bottle, but his eyes were on his pupils.City of Endless Night
The maiden took the pellet into her mouth again and said: “Now all is well!”The Chinese Fairy Book
The pellet began to glow fiercely, throwing off an intense heat.The Martian Cabal
Roman Frederick Starzl
Gregory nodded bleakly, sobering at once, and swallowed the pellet.Homesick
That is, the motion looked like a toss, but the pellet traveled like a bullet.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
- an imitation bullet used in toy guns
- a piece of small shot
Word Origin for pellet
mid-14c., from Old French pelote "small ball" (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *pilotta, diminutive of Latin pila "ball, playing ball, the game of ball," perhaps originally "ball of hair," from pilus "hair" (see pile (n.3)).
"to form into pellets," 1590s, from pellet (n.).