See also: pèl·let

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Middle English pelote, pelet, from Old French pelote (small ball), from Vulgar Latin *pilotta, diminutive of Latin pila (ball). Doublet of pelota.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛlɪt/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛlɪt

NounEdit

pellet (plural pellets)

  1. A small, compressed, hard chunk of matter.
    a pellet of wood, paper, or ore
  2. A lead projectile used as ammunition in rifled air guns.
  3. Compressed byproduct of digestion regurgitated by owls and many other birds of prey, which serves as a waste disposal mechanism for indigestible parts of food, such as fur and bones.
  4. (heraldry) A roundel sable (black circular spot; also called ogress).
  5. One of the short conductive tubes in a Pelletron particle accelerator.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: pèl·let

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

pellet (third-person singular simple present pellets, present participle pelleting, simple past and past participle pelleted)

  1. To form into pellets.
    Synonym: pelletize
  2. To strike with pellets.

Further readingEdit

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

pellet

  1. nominative plural of pelle

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

pellet

  1. second-person plural subjunctive I of pellen

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

pellet

  1. third-person singular future active indicative of pellō

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

pellet m (plural pellets)

  1. pellet (projectile)