pellet


pellet
pellet [pel′it]
n.
[ME pelote < OFr < VL * pilotta, dim. of L pila, a ball, orig., knot of hair: see PILE2]
1. a little ball or rounded mass, as of clay, paper, medicine, compressed food for animals, etc.
2.
a) a crude projectile of stone, etc., as used in a catapult or early cannon
b) a bullet or an imitation bullet
c) any of various pieces of small, usually lead, shot
vt.
1. to make pellets of
2. to shoot or hit with pellets

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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