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Meaning of PELLET

Pronunciation:  'pelit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
  2. [n]  a small sphere

PELLET is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: shot
 See Also: ball, ball, BB, BB shot, bird shot, buckshot, canister, canister shot, case shot, duck shot, globe, grapeshot, missile, musket ball, orb, projectile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pel"let\, n. [F. pelote, LL. pelota, pilota, fr. L. pila
    a ball. Cf. {Platoon}.]
    1. A little ball; as, a pellet of wax ? paper.
    2. A bullet; a ball for firearms. [Obs.] --Bacon.
             As swift as a pellet out of a gun.    --Chaucer.
    {Pellet molding} (Arch.), a narrow band ornamented with
       smalt, flat disks.
  2. \Pel"let\, v.?.
    To form into small balls. [Obs.] --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ball, balloon, bar shot, bead, bird shot, bladder, blob, boll, bolus, brickbat, bubble, buckshot, bulb, bulbil, bulblet, bullet, cannon shot, cannonball, case shot, crossbar shot, duck shot, dumdum bullet, egg, ellipsoid, expanding bullet, geoid, globe, globelet, globoid, globule, glomerulus, gob, gobbet, grape, grapeshot, knob, knot, langrel shot, lapidate, manstopping bullet, marble, oblate spheroid, orb, orbit, orblet, pea, pearl, pebble, pelt, pill, prolate spheroid, rifle ball, rondure, round shot, shell, shot, shrapnel, slug, sphere, spheroid, spherule, split shot, stone