[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.
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.
4. The fetlock of a horse.
Note: [See Illust. under Horse.]
Bullet tree. See Bully tree.
Bullet wood, the wood of the bullet tree.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
77 Moby Thesaurus words for "bullet":
alpha decay, atom-chipping, atom-smashing, atomic disintegration,
atomic reaction, atomization, ball, bar shot, barrel, beta decay,
bird shot, bombardment, bowshot, breeding, bucket, buckshot,
cannon, cannon shot, cannonball, case shot, chain reaction,
cleavage, crossbar shot, detonation, discharge,
disintegration series, dissociation, duck shot, dumdum bullet,
ejection, exchange reaction, expanding bullet, fission,
fission reaction, fleet, fly, fusillade, gamma decay, grape,
grapeshot, gun, gunfire, gunshot, highball, hotfoot, ionization,
langrel shot, manstopping bullet, neutron reaction,
nonreversible reaction, nuclear fission, nucleization, pellet,
photodisintegration, potshot, proton gun, proton reaction,
reversible reaction, rifle ball, rocket, round shot, salvo, shell,
shot, shrapnel, slug, split shot, splitting the atom, spray,
stimulation, stoneshot, target, tattoo, thermonuclear reaction,
volley, whiz, zip