Bullet
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]


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