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ˈpɛl ɪtpel·let

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pelletnoun

    a small sphere

  2. shot, pelletnoun

    a solid missile discharged from a firearm

    "the shot buzzed past his ear"


  1. pelletnoun

    Usually a small, compressed, symmetrical and hard chunk of matter. Ex: Wood pellet, ore pellet, etc.

  2. pelletnoun

    A lead projectile used as ammunition in rifled air guns.

  3. pelletnoun

    Compressed byproduct of digestion regurgitated by owls. Serves as a waste disposal mechanism for indigestible parts of food, such as fur and bones.

  4. pelletverb

    To form into pellets

  5. pelletverb

    To strike with pellets

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pelletnoun

    a little ball; as, a pellet of wax / paper

    Etymology: [F. pelote, LL. pelota, pilota, fr. L. pila a ball. Cf. Platoon.]

  2. Pelletnoun

    a bullet; a ball for firearms

    Etymology: [F. pelote, LL. pelota, pilota, fr. L. pila a ball. Cf. Platoon.]

  3. Pellet

    to form into small balls

    Etymology: [F. pelote, LL. pelota, pilota, fr. L. pila a ball. Cf. Platoon.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pellet

    pel′et, n. a little ball, as of lint or wax: a small rounded boss: a small pill: a ball of shot.—adj. Pell′eted, consisting of pellets: pelted, as with bullets. [O. Fr. pelote—L. pila, a ball.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pellet

    An old word for shot or bullet.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pellet

    An old word for shot or bullet.

  2. pellet

    In English heraldry, a roundle sable.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pellet in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pellet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pellet in a Sentence

  1. Wendy McNamara:

    I would never have thought in a million years that anybody would have thought that it made sense to use in an active shooter drill where teachers are unaware that they're going to be shot with a pellet gun, that would have never crossed my mind as something we'd need to legislate.

  2. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo:

    A weapon is found in the backseat, although the gun looks real, it's actually a pellet gun.

  3. Chief Executive Eduardo Bartolomeo:

    This is a new pellet, but a new pellet with 80% less carbon footprint.

  4. Frank Middleton:

    This is unlike anything that I've done in the past, we can do The PCR almost instantaneously, after we have the pellet. About 12 minutes later -- by lab standards, The PCR's almost instantaneous --( we have the results).

  5. Jabal Uffelman:

    Anti-inflammatory meds such as naproxen and mefenamic acid are very helpful, also, if the patient is not planning to get pregnant and has a reliable birth control method, a testosterone pellet is a very useful therapy to improve mood swings and PMS associated with the menstrual cycle.

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