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Drug slang A regional term for isobutyl nitrite
Forensics A projectile which, when issued from a firearm, causes damage to person or property that correlates with its mass and velocity

bullet

Forensic medicine A charge which, when issued from a firearm, causes damage to person or property that correlates with its mass and velocity. See Ballistics, Black talon bullet, Dum-dum bullet, Hollow tip, Magic bullet, Retained bullet.

bullet

1. projectile for a humane killer that uses a conventional or free bullet.
2. a metallic, bullet-shaped mass given orally so as to lodge in the reticulum and discharge its critical component over a long period. Bullets containing cobalt selenium or magnesium are in use. Called also reticular retention bullets.

magnesium reticular bullet
heavy pellets delivering about 1 g magnesium daily administered orally to cattle as a prevention against hypomagnesemia; the 'bullets' lodge in the reticulum and are retained there until they dissolve completely.
References in classic literature ?
If you had been struck with one of your own bullets, a carriage and pair would have been none too large to drive through the hole it would have made.
The bullets whanged and banged against it till it rang like a bull's-eye, but Charley grinned in its shelter, and coolly went on steering.
So we raced along, behind us a howling, screaming bedlam of wrathful Greeks, Collinsville ahead, and bullets spat-spatting all around us.
Before landing, I had the men substitute soft bullets for the steel-jacketed projectiles with which their belts and magazines were filled.
This is where the gas check enters our bullet picture.
This makes them sensitive to seating depth and historically limited to handloaders who could find the right distances between the bullet and a barrel's rifling for their individual rifles.
This has become the norm and Muthoni says she is lucky not to have been hit by a bullet over the last four decades.
Normal force: Resistance to stretching that increases bore diameter, as caused by bullet obturation or gas pressure.
And a final note--this article is technically about bullet performance at lower velocities, not necessarily out of short barrels.
A: I enjoy handloading with cast bullets, and typically I use gascheck bullets for high-velocity handgun loads and all modern rifle cartridges.