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pellet

noun [C] uk   /ˈpel.ət/ us  
a small hard ball or tube-shaped piece of any substance: iron/lead/wax/plastic/paper pellets food pellets the solid waste of particular animals: rabbit/sheep pellets small metal objects that are shot from some types of gun: airgun pellets shotgun pellets a pellet gun
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