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noun [countable] American English pronunciation: bullet /ˈbʊlɪt/ 
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  1. 1
    a small piece of metal that is shot from a gun and causes serious damage to the person or thing it hits

    She was hit by an assassin's bullet.

    a bullet wound/hole

    take a bullet (=be shot):

    He took a bullet in his thigh.

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