Pellet meaning

pĕl'ĭt
A little ball or rounded mass, as of clay, paper, medicine, compressed food for animals, etc.
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A small, solid or densely packed ball or mass, as of food, wax, or medicine.
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To make or form into pellets.
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To strike with pellets.
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To make pellets of.
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To shoot or hit with pellets.
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A small, compressed, hard chunk of matter.

A pellet of wood, paper, or ore.

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A lead projectile used as ammunition in rifled air guns.
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Compressed byproduct of digestion regurgitated by owls. Serves as a waste disposal mechanism for indigestible parts of food, such as fur and bones.
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To form into pellets.
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To strike with pellets.
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Origin of pellet

  • Middle English pelet from Old French pelote from Vulgar Latin pilotta diminutive of Latin pila ball
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition