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bullet (ˈbʊlɪt)
1.  a.  a small metallic missile enclosed in a cartridge, used as the projectile of a gun, rifle, etc
 b.  the entire cartridge
2.  something resembling a bullet, esp in shape or effect
3.  stock exchange a fixed interest security with a single maturity date
4.  commerce a security that offers a fixed interest and matures on a fixed date
5.  commerce
 a.  the final repayment of a loan that repays the whole of the sum borrowed, as interim payments have been for interest only
 b.  (as modifier): a bullet loan
6.  slang (Brit) dismissal, sometimes without notice (esp in the phrases getorgive the bullet)
7.  printing See centred dot
8.  bite the bullet See bite
[C16: from French boulette, diminutive of boule ball; see bowl²]

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