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Meaning of pellet

pel•let

Pronunciation: (pel'it), [key]
— n.
  1. a small, rounded or spherical body, as of food or medicine.
  2. a small wad or ball of wax, paper, etc., for throwing, shooting, or the like.
  3. one of a charge of small shot, as for a shotgun.
  4. a bullet.
  5. a ball, usually of stone, formerly used as a missile.
  6. Also calleda small, roundish mass of matter regurgitated by certain predatory birds, consisting of the indigestible remains, as the fur, feathers, and bones, of the prey.
  7. (in Romanesque architecture) a hemispherical or disklike carved ornament.
  8. ogress.
—v.t.
  1. to form into pellets; pelletize.
  2. to hit with pellets.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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