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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A kind of man-stopping bullet, designed to fragment inside the body and thus inflict a severed and painful wound; -- so named from Dumdum, in India, where bullets are manufactured for the Indian army.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See bullet, fever.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound

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