1. a projectile that is fired from a gun;
[syn: bullet, slug]
2. a high-speed passenger train;
[syn: bullet train, bullet]
3. (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity;
- Example: "he swung late on the fastball"
- Example: "he showed batters nothing but smoke"
[syn: fastball, heater, smoke, hummer, bullet]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bullet \Bul"let\, n. [F. boulet, dim. of boule ball. See Bull an edict, and cf. Boulet.] 1. A small ball. [1913 Webster] 2. A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm. [1913 Webster] 3. A cannon ball. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A ship before Greenwich . . . shot off her ordnance, one piece being charged with a bullet of stone. --Stow. [1913 Webster] 4. The fetlock of a horse. Note: [See Illust. under Horse.] [1913 Webster] Bullet tree. See Bully tree. Bullet wood, the wood of the bullet tree. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
bullet n 1: a projectile that is fired from a gun [syn: bullet, slug] 2: a high-speed passenger train [syn: bullet train, bullet] 3: (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; "he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke" [syn: fastball, heater, smoke, hummer, bullet]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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