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bul·let

bullet

 
 
pronunciation:
bU liht
phrases:
bite the bullet
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cylindrical, usu. pointed metal projectile that is shot from a firearm.
Three bullets had been shot from the gun.The bullet lodged in the wall behind him.
similar words:
lead
definition 2: a printed dot or other graphic character, usu. one in a series, placed before a list item, a point, or other piece of text to draw attention to or emphasize it.
She used bullets to make her list of key statistics stand out from the page.
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