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tracer bullet

a bullet containing a tracer.
Origin of tracer bullet
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Cochrane saw a flash of fire and the short streak of a tracer-bullet's patch before it hit something.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The machine guns rasped again—there was a burst of tracer-bullet fire.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for tracer-bullet

tracer bullet

a round of small arms ammunition containing a tracer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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