from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, solid or densely packed ball or mass, as of food, wax, or medicine.
- n. A bullet or piece of small shot.
- n. A stone ball, used as a catapult missile or a primitive cannonball.
- transitive v. To make or form into pellets.
- transitive v. To strike with pellets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Usually a small, compressed, symmetrical and hard chunk of matter. Ex: Wood pellet, ore pellet, etc.
- n. A lead projectile used as ammunition in rifled air guns.
- n. Compressed byproduct of digestion regurgitated by owls. Serves as a waste disposal mechanism for indigestible parts of food, such as fur and bones.
- v. To form into pellets
- v. To strike with pellets
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A little ball.
- n. A bullet; a ball for firearms.
- transitive v. To form into small balls; to pelletize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form into pellets or little balls.
- n. A little ball, as of wax, dough, paper, lead (a shot), etc.: as, homeopathic pellets.
- n. A stone ball formerly used as a missile, particularly from a sling; also, a cannon-ball; a bullet.
- n. In heraldry, a roundel sable: same as ogress.
- n. In numismatics, a small pellet-shaped boss. T. Erans.
- n. In decorative art, a small rounded projection, usually one of many. Compare purl.
- n. The indigestible part of the food of hawks and owls, consisting of bones, hair, feathers, etc., which is cast up or regurgitated in the shape of elongated balls.
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- n. a solid missile discharged from a firearm
- n. a small sphere
Deformity of the pellet is a good thing to broaden wound channel and transfer energy to the squirrel but even that is a non-issue at this speed.
The speed of a pellet is too low to differentiate between these.
Biting down on a copper plated pellet is exactly why I've adopted the "aim high" philosophy.
I assume they've already replaced the cafeteria with a state of the art protein pellet dispensary.
A 12 ga has twice the shot charge that a .410 has, but the size of the individual pellet is the same size.
You can actually almost drop the barrel on an air rifle out of the black before the pellet is on its way.
Apparently, Dick's lawyer friend had a mild heart attack after a pellet from the "peppering" lodged in his heart.
Again, owing to the deep water location, low-cost iron ore in pellet form of the highest grade is available at competitive world market prices, both from Canada and other sources.
I think, you're trying to point out the steel pellet is not a desirous thing.
a pellet, and if this fails to produce the desired effect another pellet is administered, composed of the bones of some pious priest.