Meaning of “bullet” in the English Dictionary

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"bullet" in British English

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bulletnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊl.ɪt/ us /ˈbʊl.ɪt/

B2 a small, metal object that is shot from a gun:

A bullet had lodged in the boy's leg.

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  • The bullet went clean through his shoulder.
  • She cried out in pain as the bullet grazed her shoulder.
  • The bullet entered the body at chest height.
  • The houses in the village were pockmarked with bullet holes.
  • He was hit by a ricochet from a stray bullet.

(Definition of “bullet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bullet" in American English

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bulletnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbʊl·ɪt/

a small, metal object that is fired from a gun

(Definition of “bullet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)