Crossword clues for bullet
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Bullet \Bul"let\, n. [F. boulet, dim. of boule ball. See Bull an edict, and cf. Boulet.]
A small ball.
A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm.
A cannon ball. [Obs.]
A ship before Greenwich . . . shot off her ordnance, one piece being charged with a bullet of stone.
The fetlock of a horse.
Note: [See Illust. under Horse.]
Bullet tree. See Bully tree.
Bullet wood, the wood of the bullet tree.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1550s, from Middle French boulette "cannonball, small ball," diminutive of boule "a ball" (13c.), from Latin bulla "round thing, knob" (see bull (n.2)). Earliest version of bite the bullet recorded 1891, probably with a sense of giving someone a soft lead bullet to clench in the teeth during a painful operation.
n. 1 A projectile, usually of metal, shot from a gun at high speed. 2 Ammunition for a sling or slingshot which has been manufactured for such use. 3 (context typography English) A printed symbol in the form of a solid circle, (•), often used for marking items in a list. (see also bulleted) 4 (context informal English) An entire round of unfired ammunition for a firearm, including the projectile, the cartridge casing, the propellant charge, etc. 5 (context banking finance English) A large scheduled repayment of the principal of a loan; a balloon payment. 6 A rejection letter, as for employment, admission to a school or a competition. 7 (context slang English) One year of prison time 8 (context slang English) An ace (the playing card). 9 (context figuratively English) Anything that is projected extremely fast. vb. 1 (context transitive informal English) To draw attention to (text) by, or as if by, placing a graphic bullet in front of it. 2 (context intransitive informal English) To speed, like a bullet. 3 (context transitive informal English) To make a shot, especially with great speed.
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The bullet symbol may take any of a variety of shapes, such as circular, square, diamond or arrow. Typical word processor software offers a wide selection of shapes and colors. Several regular symbols, such as * ( asterisk), - ( hyphen), . ( period), and even o (lowercase O), are conventionally used in ASCII-only text or other environments where bullet characters are not available. When writing by hand, bullets may be drawn in any style. Historically, the index symbol (representing a hand with a pointing index finger) was popular for similar uses.
Lists made with bullets are called bulleted lists. The HTML element name for a bulleted list is " unordered list", because the list items are not arranged in numerical order (as they would be in a numbered list).
A bullet is a projectile propelled by a firearm, sling, slingshot, or air gun. Bullets do not normally contain explosives, but damage the intended target by impact and penetration. The word "bullet" is sometimes colloquially used to refer to ammunition in general, or to a cartridge, which is a combination of the bullet, case/shell, powder, and primer. This use of 'bullet', when 'cartridge' is intended, leads to confusion when the components of a cartridge are discussed or intended.
Bullets fired from slings, slingshots, and many airguns (including BB guns) travel well below the speed of sound (about 343 m/s or 1126 ft/s in dry air at 20 °C or 68 °F). Low-power handguns have muzzle velocities generally less than the speed of sound (subsonic), while bullets fired from high-power handguns (such as a .44 Magnum) and from rifles have an initial speed faster than the speed of sound, meaning they are supersonic and thus can travel a substantial distance and even hit a target before a nearby observer hears the "bang" of the shot. Bullet speed through air depends on a number of factors such as barometric pressure, humidity, air temperature, and wind speed.
"Bullet" is the second single released by the horror punk band the Misfits. The four tracks comprising the single were recorded, along with thirteen others, in early 1978 for the proposed Static Age album. When the band could not find a record label to release the album, they instead released four of the songs as "Bullet" on singer Glenn Danzig's label Plan 9 Records. The songs were re-released in different versions over subsequent years, until Static Age was finally released in its entirety in 1997.
A bullet is a projectile propelled by a firearm, sling, or air gun.
Bullet may also refer to:
"Bullet" is the second single from the debut album The Prize Recruit, by Australian nu metal group, Superheist. It is a reworked version of "Bullet for You", a B-side from the previous single " Crank the System". It exceeds the original in quality and bombast. "Bullet" which was co-written by band members, Richard William "DW" Norton, Roderick "Burger" McLeod, and Fetah Sabawi. climbed to No. 45 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The album and single were produced by Kalju Tonuma
Dreamt up by John Bettini, the first Bullet car prototype was built in 1996 utilising a Mazda MX-5 body. The chassis was designed and fabricated by Barry Pearson; it consisted of a square-tube spaceframe onto which a 13B rotary powerplant from a Mazda RX-7 was fitted.
Two more years of development saw a number of cars built; the first V8 was powered by a TVR crate engine supplied by the customer. Bettini decided a Lexus 4LT Quadcam would be a more desirable choice and the next production run saw four normally aspirated cars built and sold.
Sprintex, a supercharger company owned by Advanced Engine Components Ltd. (AEC) was commissioned to develop a supercharger system for the new "wide-body" model released in late 1999. AEC was so impressed with the supercharged Bullet SS that they purchased the Bullet company and set up a new manufacturing facility at Yatala in Queensland Australia.
AEC decided that the new Bullet Roadster and supercharged SS models should become fully Australian Design Rules (ADRs) compliant, and they invested heavily to achieve that end on 4 December 2002. All cars built from then on were classified as genuine production models and were priced at $98,000 for the Roadster and $118,000 for the SS.
Performance was spectacular with the engine taking the SS from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 5 seconds. Braking and cornering were also outstanding due to the huge Brembo brakes and fully adjustable suspension attached to 18 × 9" wheels.
Resale values remain high with recent sales (2008) of $27,500 for an excellent 1998 Rotary, $37,500 for a 2000 Roadster and $62,000 for a pre-production supercharged SS.
Category:Motor vehicle manufacturers of Australia
Bullet was a one-hit wonder American rock band. Its only hit, "White Lies, Blue Eyes", peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1972. Band member (keyboards, vocals) Roget Pontbriand went on to play with K.C. and the Sunshine Band and Wild Cherry. Other members included Ernie Sorrentino and Mike Micara.
An English band, once known as "Bullet", often is mistakenly given credit for the hit "White Lies, Blue Eyes". This group formed in London; it included former Atomic Rooster members John Cann ( vocalist) and Paul Hammond ( drummer). The English "Bullet" changed their name to Hard Stuff because of the American band named "Bullet". In the UK, "White Lies, Blue Eyes" was released on the Philips label under the name of Bullet U.S.A..
"Bullet" is the tenth single by the English electronic music band Fluke. Eventually released on the album, Oto the track was the first of two singles released by Fluke in 1995.
In addition to the versions listed on this page a VHS promotional video release was created.
Bullet is a physics engine which simulates collision detection, soft and rigid body dynamics. It has been used in video games as well as for visual effects in movies. Erwin Coumans, its main author, worked for Sony Computer Entertainment US R&D from 2003 until 2010, for AMD until 2014, and he now works for Google.
The Bullet physics library is free and open-source software subject to the terms of the zlib License.
Bullet is a 1996 American crime drama film directed by Julien Temple and starring Mickey Rourke, Tupac Shakur, Donnie Wahlberg, Adrien Brody, Ted Levine, and John Enos III. The screenplay was written by Bruce Rubenstein and Rourke, under a pseudonym. The film was released a month after Shakur's murder.
Mickey Rourke was also the music supervisor of the film. It had limited distribution in theaters in the United States. It was shot in New York City with a significant portion done in Brooklyn.
Bullet is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Existing within Marvel's main shared universe, known as the Marvel Universe. Bullet first appeared in the pages of Daredevil in 1988, created by John Romita, Jr. and Ann Nocenti.
Bullet is the debut album by Mat Kearney. The album contains several tracks that were redone for Kearney's major label debut, Nothing Left to Lose.
The Bullet was a high-speed electric multiple-unit passenger car produced by the J. G. Brill Company in Philadelphia for the Philadelphia and Western Railroad (P&W) in 1931, and then similar, somewhat smaller single-unit, single-end versions were built for the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad in 1932. Few were sold because of the Great Depression and the public transport decline in the 1930s. However, some of the P&W cars ran for nearly 60 years.
Bullet is the nineteenth book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of horror/ mystery/ erotica novels by Laurell K. Hamilton. It debuted at #2 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List.
Bullet is a Malayalam language film directed by Nizar and produced by Nazim Vellila under the banner of Malayil Movie International. It was released in 2008. The film received negative reviews and was a box office bomb.
"Bullet" is a song by American rap rock group Hollywood Undead, recorded as the eleventh track from their second studio album American Tragedy (2011). The song was produced by Griffin Boice. This song is the one of the few songs by Hollywood Undead to feature a member other than Danny or Deuce as the clean vocalist. Charlie Scene performs the chorus of "Bullet," in addition to "Rain" from Notes from the Underground. The song has received positive reviews from critics due to its cheerful tone and uptempo beat that directly contrast its dark lyrics about suicide and self-harm.
Bullet is the name of the horse that is ridden by the "Spirit Rider" at Oklahoma State University-Stillwater football games and other special events. The current Bullet is a black American quarter horse gelding. Bullet was introduced as an Oklahoma State tradition in 1984 by the late Dr. Eddy Finley as part of the Spirit Rider Program. Finley, a graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, was said to have been inspired by the Red Raiders' Masked Rider when creating the Spirit Rider tradition. Bullet gallops out onto the football field at Boone Pickens Stadium, ridden by the Spirit Rider carrying an orange OSU flag, during the pre-game performance by the Cowboy Marching Band and after every Cowboy touchdown. The current Bullet is the fourth horse used in the OSU Spirit Rider program, and the third horse to be named Bullet.
The first Spirit Rider horse, a black mare named Della, was owned by John Beall Jr., who served as the original Spirit Rider at OSU. When Beall left OSU, the university decided to keep the tradition alive. In 1988, the school bought its own black horse and through a contest put on by the school newspaper, The Daily O'Collegian, and won by OSU Senior Scott Townsend, "Bullet" was adopted as the name of the horse. In 2003, Bullet I was retired and OSU broke in another black horse to roam the sidelines. Bullet II died shortly before the beginning of the 2005 football season and was replaced by a third Bullet, who still serves with the Spirit Rider program today.
In addition to riding Bullet during football games, the Spirit Rider is charged with the task of taking care of the horse, such as cleaning Bullet's stall at the OSU Equine Center, feeding and exercising Bullet every day and bathing Bullet three times a week.
In 2001, Bullet was one of three finalists for the MD Barns Silver Spur Award presented by the American Quarter Horse Association. The award honors American Quarter Horses that have made a significant impact on the lives of others and created a favorable perception of the breed.
Bullet was a comic book published weekly in the UK during the 1970s.
First published on 14 February 1976 by D.C. Thomson for 7p, it focused upon adventure, action, revenge, science fiction, war and sport. It was a popular comic for boys throughout its publication.
The main character was a moustached, multi-talented, highly trained secret agent, aptly named Fireball. When his parents had died in a mysterious car crash when he was a young child, he became the ward of his father's friend Lord Peter Flint, a wartime hero (aka Warlord). Fireball had been trained by "Uncle Pete" (since childhood) in the arts of shooting, martial arts, sports and survival - this was as well as the usual reading and writing skills. The full Fireball story was secret but could be acquired by joining the "Fireball club" which gave you the story enclosed in a red, plastic wallet. This story was used as the key for a substitution cipher for encrypting/decrypting secret messages which often appeared in Bullet's central pages as a sequence of seemingly random numbers. You also received a Fireball pendant for joining. Fireball's original pendant (which he always wore) saved his life on one occasion - it shielded him from a long range sniper's bullet. Fireball's archenemy was Catriona Klansberg (aka "The Cat"). Fireball had a soft spot for her - he had a habit of letting her slip away after he had just thwarted her evil plan.
Fireball was said to have been modelled on Peter Wyngarde.
In December 1978 the comic merged into the longer running Warlord comic.
"Bullet" is a single produced by Christian Burns and Stefan Dabruck released in 2012. This single has since been remixed by KhoMha, Mischa Daniels, Dirt Cheap, Sven Kirchkof and Falko Niestolik. It is included in Burns's first solo album Simple Modern Answers.
Bullet (stylized as BULLET) is a 2014 action thriller film starring Danny Trejo as the title character and Jonathan Banks as the villain. The film was directed and co-written by Nick Lyon, with additional writing by Matthew Joynes, Ron Peer and Byron Lester, and was produced by Matthew Joynes and Robert Rodriguez. It follows an undercover police officer-turned-vigilante (Trejo) tracking down the crooks who kidnapped his grandson. Filming took place in Los Angeles, United States. The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 25, 2014 in North America.
"Bullet" is a song by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand. It was released as the fourth single from the band's fourth studio album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action on 17 January 2014. The song was written by Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, and Alexander Ragnew, recorded during 2013, and produced by Kapranos. The music video for the song was released on 18 November 2013, was directed by Andy Knowles, and was posted on the band's Vevo channel on YouTube.
Bullet is a 1984 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Crossbelt Mani and produced by Royal Pictures. The film stars Ratheesh, Balan K Nair, Bheeman Raghu and Kuthiravattam Pappu in lead roles. The film had musical score by Guna Singh.
Bullet is a 1976 Bollywood film starring Parveen Babi, Dev Anand and Rakesh Roshan.
Bullet is a 1985 Telugu action drama film directed by Bapu, written and produced by Mullapudi Venkata Ramana under Chitra Kalpana Movies banner. The film stars Krishnam Raju and Suhasini in the lead roles. The music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The lyrics were written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy.
"Bullet" is a 2013 single by vocalist Rokelle featuring producer and DJ Dave Aude, released on May 21, 2013. Co-written by Aude, Rokelle, Luciana Caporaso and Nick Clow, it was Rokelle's debut single on Audacious Records. Before the song was officially released in May, by late April the song had already reached No. 1 as the breakout song for the Hot Dance Club Play chart. On May 13, 2013, Billboard included the song on their list of "chart highlights," for debuting at No. 42 on the Billboard US Hot Dance Club Songs chart, and by June the song peaked at No. 2 on the same chart, where it remained for 11 weeks. An associated album featuring remixes by DJs such as Ivan Gomez and Nacho Chapado was released via Beatport as well.
Usage examples of "bullet".
If Thaddeus Harmon fell, riddled by bullets, a second before the acetylene light made its exit, the only thoughts of the remaining people would be the fear of death.
Bullets at almost immediate range had barely pierced the tough hide of the alligator they had bagged two nights before.
I ordered a ballistics test against the bullets that hit us, before finding the stolen weapons.
There were a hundred of us or more, but the others either perished under the bastinado, or are to this day chained to an oar in the Imperial Ottoman galleys, where they are like to remain until they die under the lash, or until some Venetian or Genoese bullet finds its way into their wretched carcasses.
And here, reflector fifty-three, bottom slab eighty-eight, top slab with the hole in it for the bullet, eighty, plus the twelve of beryllium, two thirty-three.
Waterline bullet holes were drinking seawater and giving back air, making the sea bubble and bloop drunkenly.
Next to the revolver, a single bullet shone brassily in feeble desk light.
Guilt riddled Bree like bullets piercing paper, leaving big gaping holes in their wake.
The town being considerably damaged by the bombs and bullets of the besiegers, and the garrison despairing of relief, the governor capitulated on the seventeenth day of June, when the city of Louisbourg, and the isle of Cape Breton, were surrendered to his Britannic majesty.
He had reached the roof, gone to another building and descended so promptly, that he was out of hearing range when Bronden fired the bullet that ended the career of Clifford Sulgate.
Lath let loose with his automatic, raking the brushy edge of the clearing with a spray of bullets.
His helmsman had been blown apart by a half-dozen exploding bullets and every man present on the bridge was dead.
On the cover was the stenciled outline of a fire extinguisher spitting bullets through its nozzle.
Even a bullet striking a limb resulted in heart-stopping hydrostatic shock, so in order to escape the savages they would probably have to slaughter the majority of them.
Dougherty reports the operation of lithotomy, in which the calculus removed was formed by incrustations about an iron bullet.