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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bullet  \Bul"let\,  n.  [F.  boulet,  dim.  of  boule  ball.  See  {Bull} 
  an  edict,  and  cf  {Boulet}.] 
  1.  A  small  ball. 
 
  2.  A  missile,  usually  of  lead,  and  round  or  elongated  in 
  form  to  be  discharged  from  a  rifle,  musket,  pistol,  or 
  other  small  firearm. 
 
  3.  A  cannon  ball.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  ship  before  Greenwich  .  .  .  shot  off  her  ordnance, 
  one  piece  being  charged  with  a  bullet  of  stone. 
  --Stow. 
 
  4.  The  fetlock  of  a  horse. 
 
  Note:  [See  Illust.  under  {Horse}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bullet 
  n  1:  a  projectile  that  is  fired  from  a  gun  [syn:  {slug}] 
  2:  a  baseball  thrown  with  maximum  velocity;  "he  swung  late  on 
  the  fastball";  "He  showed  the  batters  nothing  but  smoke" 
  [syn:  {fastball},  {heater},  {smoke},  {hummer}] 




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