Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a projectile that is fired from a gun
  2. (noun, artifact) a high-speed passenger train
  3. (noun, act) (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity
    he showed batters nothing but smoke

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Bullet

bullet train, fastball, heater, hummer, slug, smoke

Origin of the word Bullet

  1. 1550s, from M.Fr. boulette "cannonball, small ball," dim. of boule "a ball" (13c.), from L. bulla "round thing, knob" (see bull (2)). Earliest version of bite the bullet recorded 1891, probably with a sense of giving someone something to clench in the teeth during a painful operation. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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