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Webster 1913 Edition


Pellet

Pel′let

(pĕl′lĕt)
,
Noun.
[F.
pelote
, LL.
pelota
,
pilota
, fr. L.
pila
a ball. Cf.
Platoon
.]
1.
A little ball;
as, a
pellet
of wax on paper
.
2.
A bullet; a ball for firearms.
[Obs.]
Bacon.
As swift as a
pellet
out of a gun.
Chaucer.

Pel′let

,
Verb.
T.
To form into small balls; to pelletize.
[Obs.]
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pellet

PEL'LET

,
Noun.
[L. pila, a ball.]
A little ball; as a pellet of wax or lint.
1.
A bullet; a ball for fire-arms. [Not now used.]

Definition 2021


pellet

pellet

English

Noun

pellet (plural pellets)

  1. A small, compressed, hard chunk of matter.
    a pellet of wood, paper, or ore
  2. A lead projectile used as ammunition in rifled air guns.
  3. Compressed byproduct of digestion regurgitated by owls. Serves as a waste disposal mechanism for indigestible parts of food, such as fur and bones.
  4. (heraldry) A roundel sable (black circular spot; also called ogress).

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

pellet (third-person singular simple present pellets, present participle pelleting, simple past and past participle pelleted)

  1. To form into pellets
  2. To strike with pellets

Synonyms


Finnish

Noun

pellet

  1. plural of pelle

German

Verb

pellet

  1. Second-person plural subjunctive I of pellen.

Latin

Verb

pellet

  1. third-person singular future active indicative of pellō

Spanish

Noun

pellet m (plural pellets)

  1. pellet (projectile)