from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A usually metal projectile in the shape of a pointed cylinder or a ball that is expelled from a firearm, especially a rifle or handgun.
  • n. Such a projectile in a metal casing; a cartridge.
  • n. An object resembling a projectile in shape, action, or effect.
  • n. Printing A heavy dot ( · ) used to highlight a particular passage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A projectile, usually of metal, shot from a gun at high speed.
  • n. Ammunition for a sling or slingshot which has been manufactured for such use.
  • n. A printed symbol in the form of a solid circle, (•), often used for marking items in a list. (see also bulleted)
  • n. An entire round of unfired ammunition for a firearm, including the projectile, the cartridge casing, the propellant charge, etc.
  • n. A large scheduled repayment of the principal of a loan; a balloon payment.
  • n. A rejection letter, as for employment, admission to a school or a competition.
  • n. One year of prison time
  • n. An ace (the playing card).
  • n. Anything that is projected extremely fast.
  • n. Very fast (speedy).
  • n. A small ball.
  • n. A cannonball.
  • n. The fetlock of a horse.
  • v. To draw attention to (text) by, or as if by, placing a graphic bullet in front of it.
  • v. To speed, like a bullet.
  • v. To make a shot, especially with great speed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small ball.
  • n. A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm.
  • n. A cannon ball.
  • n. The fetlock of a horse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small ball.
  • n. Specifically—2. A small metallic projectile intended to be discharged from a firearm: commonly limited to leaden projectiles for small arms.
  • n. In heraldry, a roundel sable (that is, a black circle), supposed to represent a cannon-ball.
  • n. In poker, an ace: as, a pair of bullets.

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

  • n. a projectile that is fired from a gun
  • n. (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity
  • n. a high-speed passenger train


French boulette, diminutive of boule, ball, from Old French, from Latin bulla.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French boulette. (Wiktionary)



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