Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Bullets

bandolier

noun

a type of belt worn over one shoulder and across the chest with pockets to hold bullets

blank

noun

a gun cartridge that explodes when the gun is fired, but contains no bullet

blank cartridge

noun

a blank for a gun

buckshot

noun

small metal balls that are fired from a gun

bullet

noun

a small piece of metal that is shot from a gun and causes serious damage to the person or thing it hits

caliber

noun

the width of a bullet

calibre

the British spelling of caliber

cartridge

noun

a small metal tube containing a bullet and a substance that will explode that you put inside a gun

dum-dum

noun

a type of bullet that breaks into small pieces as it hits someone

flak

noun

bullets or bombs that are shot at airplanes from the ground

gunshot

noun

the bullets shot from a gun

live

adjective

live bullets are real, rather than blanks or rubber or plastic bullets

pellet

noun

a small round piece of steel or lead that is fired from a gun

plastic bullet

noun

a bullet made of plastic used for controlling large violent crowds without killing people

round

noun

a bullet or a shot that is fired from a weapon

rubber bullet

noun

a bullet made of hard rubber that is designed to injure people but not to kill them, used especially by the police or army to control threatening crowds

shell

noun

a weapon consisting of a metal container filled with a substance that explodes, fired from a large gun

shot

noun

a bullet that is fired from a gun

shot

noun

small metal balls that are fired from a shotgun

slug

noun

a bullet

tracer

noun

a bullet that leaves a line of smoke behind it as it travels through the air

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog