ETYM French boulet, dim. of boule ball. Related to Bull an edict, and cf. Boulet. A projectile that is fired from a gun | SYN: slug.
ETYM Formerly cartrage, corrupted from French cartouche. Related to Cartouch.
1 > A module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment.
2 > Cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun.
3 > The part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable | SYN: pickup.
ETYM French charge, from charger to load. Related to Charge, Cargo, Caricature.
1 > (Criminal law) A pleading describing some wrong or offense | SYN: complaint.
2 > A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time | SYN: burster, bursting charge, explosive charge.
3 > A impetuous rush toward someone or something.
4 > A financial liability (such as a tax).
5 > Request for payment of a debt | SYN: billing.
6 > The price charged for some article or service.
7 > The quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body | SYN: electric charge.
8 > A person committed to one's care.
9 > A design or image depicted on a shield | SYN: bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing.
A property of subatomic particles, which can have either a negative charge or a positive charge. In electronics, a charge consists of either an excess of electrons (a negative charge) or a deficiency of electrons (a positive charge). The unit of charge is the coulomb, which corresponds to 6 > 26 x 1018 electrons.
1 > A blow hard enough to cause injury
2 > A solid missile discharged from a firearm | SYN: pellet.
3 > An explosive charge used in blasting.
4 > An informal word for any attempt or effort
5 > An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect | SYN: shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe.
6 > An attempt to score in a game.
7 > A heavy metal ball used in the shot put
8 > (Informal) A chance to do something | SYN: crack.
9 > A person who shoots (as regards their ability) | SYN: shooter.
ETYM French pelote, Late Lat. pelota, pilota, from Latin pila a ball. Related to Platoon.
1 > A small sphere.
2 > Any of various projectiles fired from a weapon (as an air rifle).
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