Origin of tracer
Examples from the Web for tracer
Contemporary Examples of tracer
Suddenly, the darkness came alive with muzzle flashes and tracer rounds.From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals
July 28, 2013
Tracer bullets, each with a descending arc, were zinging all around as Rigg swung LCI(L)-88 to the right.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day
Timothy M. Gay
June 6, 2012
Below us, on Sultan Ismail Street, government troops thrust lances of tracer fire towards a horde of approaching cadavers.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks
January 14, 2011
Historical Examples of tracer
It was a hellishly unbuildable and deceptively simple gadget, that tracer.
That there tracer started to hum again soon after you was out for a while.
He didn't know that there was a German in the sky, until he saw the tracer bullets.High Adventure
James Norman Hall
Anything that goes out through it will have a tracer slapped onto it.
Then build me a tracer detector that'll pick it up at high velocity.
- a projectile that can be observed when in flight by the burning of chemical substances in its base
- ammunition consisting of such projectiles
- (as modifier)tracer fire
c.1500, "one who tracks or searches," agent noun from verb form of trace (n.1). Meaning "bullet whose course is made visible" is from 1910.