- a little ball or rounded mass, as of clay, paper, medicine, compressed food for animals, etc.
- a crude projectile of stone, etc., as used in a catapult or early cannon
- a bullet or an imitation bullet
- any of various pieces of small, usually lead, shot
Origin of pelletMiddle English pelote from Old French from Vulgar Latin an unverified form pilotta, diminutive of Classical Latin pila, a ball, origin, originally , knot of hair: see pile
- to make pellets of
- to shoot or hit with pellets