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Main Entry: bul·let
Pronunciation: primarystressbudotl-schwat
Function: noun
Etymology: from early French boulette "small ball" and boulet "something thrown or shot," from boule "ball," from Latin bulla "bubble" --related to BOIL, BOWL
1 : a usually cone-shaped lead pellet fixed in the front of a firearms cartridge
2 a : something like a bullet b : a large dot used in print to call attention to a particular passage
3 : a very fast and accurately thrown or hit object (as a ball)
- bul·let·ed /-schwat-schwad/ adjective

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