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pellet

[ pel-it ]

noun

  1. a small, rounded or spherical body, as of food or medicine.
  2. a small wad or ball of wax, paper, etc., for throwing, shooting, or the like.
  3. one of a charge of small shot, as for a shotgun.
  4. a bullet.
  5. a ball, usually of stone, formerly used as a missile.
  6. Also called cast. Ornithology. a small, roundish mass of matter regurgitated by certain predatory birds, consisting of the indigestible remains, as the fur, feathers, and bones, of the prey.
  7. (in Romanesque architecture) a hemispherical or disklike carved ornament.
  8. Heraldry. ogress 2.


verb (used with object)

  1. to form into pellets; pelletize.
  2. to hit with pellets.

pellet

/ ˈpɛlɪt /

noun

  1. a small round ball, esp of compressed matter

    a wax pellet

    1. an imitation bullet used in toy guns
    2. a piece of small shot
  2. a stone ball formerly used as a catapult or cannon missile
  3. Also calledcastcasting ornithol a mass of undigested food, including bones, fur, feathers, etc, that is regurgitated by certain birds, esp birds of prey
  4. a small pill
  5. a raised area on coins and carved or moulded ornaments


verb

  1. to strike with pellets
  2. to make or form into pellets
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Other Words From

  • pellet·like adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pellet1

1325–75; Middle English pelet < Middle French pelote < Vulgar Latin *pilotta, diminutive of Latin pila ball. See pill 1, -et
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pellet1

C14: from Old French pelote, from Vulgar Latin pilota (unattested), from Latin pila ball
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Example Sentences

Most weighted blankets are filled with plastic poly pellets—essentially very tiny beads made out of safe, level 5 plastics.

The concept of hop-up has played a central role in Airsoft, a paintball-style game played with solid pellets.

They’re blankets stuffed with pellets—usually made of glass or a plastic like polyethylene—and can weigh as much as 25 pounds.

That includes both the Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub, which adds connected smart grill features to any grill, and the built-in smart cooking features on its SmokeFire line of wood pellet grills.

First, the researchers dissolved nylon pellets in a strong acid.

Sleet is rain mixed with snow; there are pellet like snowflakes that fall between warming and cooling fronts.

Heber, who was struck by a pellet round to his head, was not seriously injured.

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.

We are now getting the air-pressure through the pipe in both ends of the tube alike, and do not move the pellet either way.

But now imagine the tube closed at each end to begin with, and the little moving pellet, or plunger, on the inside.

I did but shoot at a pigeon that should have served me for dinner, and as my pellet missed it, it must have broken your pitcher.

One wasp comes back with its burden of woody pulp rolled up in a little pellet.

As he followed Clerk Henriet, Laurence looked at the round pellet in his hand.

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