What is bullet?

  • (noun): A projectile that is fired from a gun.
    Synonyms: slug
    See also — Additional definitions below


A bullet is a projectile propelled by a firearm, sling, or air gun. Bullets do not normally contain explosives, but damage the intended target by impact and penetration. The word "bullet" is sometimes colloquially used to refer to ammunition in general, or to a cartridge, which is a combination of the bullet, case/shell, powder, and primer. This incorrect use of 'bullet' when 'cartridge' is intended, leads to confusion when the components of a cartridge are discussed or intended. See the reference section for more detail.

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Bullet (comics)
... Bullet is fictional character that has appeared in comic books published by Marvel Comics ... universe, known as the Marvel Universe, Bullet mostly appeared in the pages of Daredevil in the 1980s and early 1990s ...
Bullet Graph
... A bullet graph is a variation of a bar graph developed by Stephen Few ... progress bars found in many dashboards, the bullet graph serves as a replacement for dashboard gauges and meters ... Few developed bullet graphs to overcome the fundamental issues of gauges and meters they typically display too little information, require too much space, and are cluttered with useless and ...
SN-42 - Overview
... Ballistic vests use layers of very strong fiber to "catch" and deform a bullet, mushrooming it into a dish shape, and spreading its force over a larger portion of the vest fiber ... The vest absorbs the energy from the deforming bullet, bringing it to a stop before it can completely penetrate the textile matrix ... Some layers may be penetrated but as the bullet deforms, the energy is absorbed by a larger and larger fiber area ...
Bullet, Switzerland - Education
... In Bullet about 216 or (41.4%) of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, and 47 or (9.0%) have completed additional higher education (either university or ... In the 2009/2010 school year there were a total of 65 students in the Bullet school district ... As of 2000, there were 20 students in Bullet who came from another municipality, while 55 residents attended schools outside the municipality ...
Bullet Loan
... In banking and finance, a bullet loan is a loan where a payment of the entire principal of the loan, and sometimes the principal and interest, is due at the end of the loan term ... Likewise for bullet bond ... A bullet loan can be a mortgage, bond, note or any other type of credit ...

More definitions of "bullet":

  • (noun): A high-speed passenger train.
    Synonyms: bullet train

Famous quotes containing the word bullet:

    It’s not the bullet with my name on it that worries me. It’s the one that says “To whom it may concern.”
    —Anonymous Belfast Resident. quoted in Guardian (London, Oct. 16, 1991)

    Rude poets of the tavern hearth,
    squandering your unquoted mirth,
    which keeps the ground, and never soars,
    while jake retorts, and reuben roars;
    tough and screaming, as birch-bark,
    goes like bullet to its mark;
    while the solid curse and jeer
    never balk the waiting ear.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Consider his life which was valueless
    In terms of employment, hotel ledgers, news files.
    Consider. One bullet in ten thousand kills a man.
    Ask. Was so much expenditure justified
    On the death of one so young and so silly
    Lying under the olive tree, O world, O death?
    Stephen Spender (1909–1995)