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tracer bullet

noun

  1. a bullet containing a tracer.


tracer bullet

noun

  1. a round of small arms ammunition containing a tracer


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tracer bullet1

First recorded in 1915–20
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Example Sentences

Cochrane saw a flash of fire and the short streak of a tracer-bullet's patch before it hit something.

The tracer bullet consisted of a cupronickel shell, the nose of which contained a leaden core to balance the bullet properly.

Special machinery was required for loading the tracer bullet and also for producing the incendiary projectile.

The machine guns rasped again—there was a burst of tracer-bullet fire.

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