Meaning of “plastic bullet” in the English Dictionary

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"plastic bullet" in British English

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plastic bulletnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌplæs.tɪk ˈbʊl.ɪt/ us /ˌplæs.tɪk ˈbʊl.ɪt/

a large bullet made of hard plastic that is intended to hurt but not kill people

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