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  • МФА(кључ): /ˈbʊl.ɪt/
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  • Риме: -ʊlɪt


bullet (plural bullets)

  1. A projectile, usually of metal, shot from a gun at high speed.
  2. (informal) An entire round of unfired ammunition for a firearm, including the projectile, the cartridge casing, the propellant charge, etc.
  3. Ammunition for a sling or slingshot which has been manufactured for such use.
  4. (typography) A printed symbol in the form of a solid circle, (), often used in lieu of numbers for marking items in a list. (see also bulleted)
  5. (banking, finance) A large scheduled repayment of the principal of a loan; a balloon payment.
  6. A rejection letter, as for employment, admission to a school or a competition.
    John's not going to any of his top schools; he got a bullet from the last of them yesterday.
  7. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): (slang) One year of prison time
  8. (slang) An ace (the playing card).
  9. (figuratively) Anything that is projected extremely fast.
    • 2011 јануар 19, Jonathan Stevenson, “Leeds 1 - 3 Arsenal”, in BBC[1]:
      Just as it appeared Arsenal had taken the sting out of the tie, Johnson produced a moment of outrageous quality, thundering a bullet of a left foot shot out of the blue and into the top left-hand corner of Wojciech Szczesny's net with the Pole grasping at thin air.
  10. (in attributive use) Very fast (speedy).
    bullet train
    bullet chess
  11. (obsolete) A small ball.
    • 1881, Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque:
      Would you not suppose these persons had been whispered, by the Master of the Ceremonies, the promise of some momentous destiny? and that this lukewarm bullet on which they play their farces was the bull's-eye and centrepoint of all the universe?
  12. (obsolete) A cannonball.
    • Stow
      A ship before Greenwich [] shot off her ordnance, one piece being charged with a bullet of stone.
  13. (fishing) A plumb or sinker.
  14. (obsolete) The fetlock of a horse.
  15. (Ireland, particularly in Northern Ireland) The heavy projectile thrown in a game of road bowling.