Meaning of “tracer” in the English Dictionary

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"tracer" in British English

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tracernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtreɪ.sər/ us /ˈtreɪ.sɚ/

a bullet that leaves a line of flame or smoke behind it when it is fired, so that you can see the direction it has taken:

Tracer bullets streaked through the sky.
The sky was bright with tracer fire.

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

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