plastic bullet

noun (C) a large bullet made of hard plastic that is intended to injure but not kill, and is used for controlling violent crowds

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • plastic bullet — noun A four inch cylinder of PVC fired for the purpose of riot control • • • Main Entry: ↑plastic * * * plastic bullet UK US noun [countable] [singular plastic bullet plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • plastic bullet — plastic bullets N COUNT A plastic bullet is a large bullet made of plastic, which is intended to make people stop rioting, rather than to kill people …   English dictionary

  • plastic bullet — n a large bullet made of hard plastic that is intended to injure but not kill …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plastic bullet — noun count a bullet made of plastic used for controlling large violent crowds without killing people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Plastic bullet — The plastic bullet is the name given to a type of less lethal projectile fired from a specialised gun, used in riot control. There are also some plastic bullets, such as those made by the bullet maker Speer, that are designed to be used for short …   Wikipedia

  • plastic bullet — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms plastic bullet : singular plastic bullet plural plastic bullets a bullet made of plastic used for controlling large violent crowds without killing people …   English dictionary

  • plastic bullet — noun a bullet made of PVC or another plastic, used for riot control …   English new terms dictionary

  • bullet — bul|let [ˈbulıt] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: boulette small ball and boulet bullet , from boule ball ] a small piece of metal that you fire from a gun →↑shell, shot ↑shot ▪ He was killed by a single bullet. ▪ a bullet wound in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bullet — noun (C) a small piece of metal that you fire from a gun: a bullet through the heart | bullet holes/wounds etc: The door was riddled with bullet holes. compare shell 1 (2), shot 1 (4), see also: plastic bullet, bite the bullet bite 1 (8) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Plastic armour — Plastic armour, called plastic protection in the United States, was a type of vehicle armour originally developed for merchant ships by the British Admiralty in 1940. The original composition was described as 50% clean granite of half inch size,… …   Wikipedia


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