bullet ( bullets plural )
1 n-count A bullet is a small piece of metal with a pointed or rounded end, which is fired out of a gun.
2 If someone bites the bullet, they accept that they have to do something unpleasant but necessary. (JOURNALISM)
bite the bullet phrase V inflects Tour operators may be forced to bite the bullet and cut prices.
bullet point ( bullet points plural ) A bullet point is one of a series of important items for discussion or action in a document, usually marked by a square or round symbol. n-count
Use bold type for headings and bullet points for noteworthy achievements.
bullet-proof , bulletproof
Something that is bullet-proof is made of a strong material that bullets cannot pass through. adj
...bullet-proof glass., ...a bullet-proof vest.
magic bullet ( magic bullets plural )
1 n-count In medicine, a magic bullet is a drug or treatment that can cure a disease quickly and completely.
2 n-count A magic bullet is an easy solution to a difficult problem.
INFORMAL A lot of people are looking for some sort of magic bullet that will solve this problem.
plastic bullet ( plastic bullets plural ) A plastic bullet is a large bullet made of plastic, which is intended to make people stop rioting, rather than to kill people. n-count
rubber bullet ( rubber bullets plural ) A rubber bullet is a bullet made of a metal ball coated with rubber. It is intended to injure people rather than kill them, and is used by police or soldiers to control crowds during a riot. n-count
Rubber bullets were used to break up the demonstration.