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Cartridge vs. Bullet

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Cartridgenoun

(firearms) The package consisting of the bullet, primer, and casing containing gunpowder; a round of ammunition.

Bulletnoun

A projectile, usually of metal, shot from a gun at high speed.

Cartridgenoun

(by extension) A prefabricated subassembly that can be easily installed in or removed from a larger mechanism or replaced with another interchangeable subassembly.

Bulletnoun

(informal) An entire round of unfired ammunition for a firearm, including the projectile, the cartridge casing, the propellant charge, etc.

Cartridgenoun

(computing) A vessel which contains the ink or toner for a computer printer and can be easily replaced with another.

Bulletnoun

Ammunition for a sling or slingshot which has been manufactured for such use.

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Cartridgenoun

(computing) Magnetic tape storage, used for storing (backup) copies of data.

Bulletnoun

(typography) A printed symbol in the form of a solid circle, (•), often used in lieu of numbers for marking items in a list. (see also bulleted)

Cartridgenoun

(computing) A removable enclosure containing read-only memory devices, used for rapid loading of software onto a home computer or video game console.

Bulletnoun

A large scheduled repayment of the principal of a loan; a balloon payment.

Cartridgenoun

(obsolete) A small paper package, e.g. in an old book about making printer's type: After all the type has been cast: "The Boy will paper up each sort in a cartridge by itself".

Bulletnoun

A rejection letter, as for employment, admission to a school or a competition.

‘John's not going to any of his top schools; he got a bullet from the last of them yesterday.’;

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Cartridgenoun

A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other material.

Bulletnoun

(slang) One year of prison time

Cartridgenoun

ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun

Bulletnoun

(slang) An ace (the playing card).

Cartridgenoun

a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required

Bulletnoun

(figuratively) Anything that is projected extremely fast.

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Cartridgenoun

a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment;

‘he loaded a cartridge of fresh tape into the tape deck’;

Bulletnoun

(in attributive use) Very fast speedy.

‘bullet train’; ‘bullet chess’;

Cartridgenoun

an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable

Bulletnoun

(obsolete) A small ball.

Bulletnoun

(obsolete) A cannonball.

Bulletnoun

(fishing) A plumb or sinker.

Bulletnoun

(obsolete) The fetlock of a horse.

Bulletnoun

The heavy projectile thrown in a game of road bowling.

Bulletverb

To draw attention to (text) by, or as if by, placing a graphic bullet in front of it.

Bulletverb

To speed, like a bullet.

‘Their debut started slow, but bulleted to number six in its fourth week.’;

Bulletverb

To make a shot, especially with great speed.

‘He bulleted a header for his first score of the season.’;

Bulletnoun

A small ball.

Bulletnoun

A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm.

Bulletnoun

A cannon ball.

‘A ship before Greenwich . . . shot off her ordnance, one piece being charged with a bullet of stone.’;

Bulletnoun

The fetlock of a horse.

Bulletnoun

a projectile that is fired from a gun

Bulletnoun

a high-speed passenger train

Bulletnoun

(baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity;

‘he swung late on the fastball’; ‘he showed batters nothing but smoke’;

Bulletnoun

a metal projectile for firing from a rifle, revolver, or other small firearm, typically cylindrical and pointed, and sometimes containing an explosive.

Bulletnoun

used in similes to refer to someone or something that moves very fast

‘the ball sped across the grass like a bullet’;

Bulletnoun

(in sporting contexts) a very fast ball

‘all afternoon, he threw bullets at the other team's batters’;

Bulletnoun

dismissal from employment

‘your record's bad, but it's doubtful they'll give you the bullet’;

Bulletnoun

a small symbol used to introduce each item in a list, for emphasis.

Bulletnoun

a stick of lipstick (considered separately from the tube in which it is encased)

‘you can apply your lipstick straight from the bullet but I like to use a brush’;

Bullet

A bullet is a kinetic projectile, a component of firearm ammunition that is shot from a gun barrel. The term is from Middle French, originating as the diminutive of the word boulle (boullet), which means .

‘small ball’;

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