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Meaning of pellet by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -ɛlɪt


    pellet ( plural: pellets )

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

Explanation of pellet by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a solid missile discharged from a firearm

    2. a small sphere

    Definition of pellet by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Pellet ( pĕllĕt ), n. [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.

      Pellet gun a gun that fires small pellets, less than 3 mm diameter, usually made of metal. -- Pellet molding ( Arch. ), a narrow band ornamented with smalt, flat disks.

    2. Pellet, v. t. To form into small balls; to pelletize. [Obs.] Shak.