Bullet tree. See Bully tree.Bullet wood, the wood of the bullet tree.

(Bul"le*tin) n. [F. bulletin, fr. It. bullettino, dim. of bulletta, dim. of bulla, bolla, an edict of the pope, from L. bulla bubble. See Bull an edict.]

1. A brief statement of facts respecting some passing event, as military operations or the health of some distinguished personage, issued by authority for the information of the public.

2. Any public notice or announcement, especially of news recently received.

3. A periodical publication, especially one containing the proceeding of a society.

Bulletin board, a board on which announcements are put, particularly at newsrooms, newspaper offices, etc.

(Bull"faced`) a. Having a large face.

(Bull"feast`) n. See Bullfight. [Obs.]

(Bull"fight` Bull"fight`ing), n. A barbarous sport, of great antiquity, in which men torment, and fight with, a bull or bulls in an arena, for public amusement, — still popular in Spain.Bull"fight`er n.

(Bull"finch`) n. (Zoöl.) A bird of the genus Pyrrhula and other related genera, especially the P. vulgaris or rubicilla, a bird of Europe allied to the grosbeak, having the breast, cheeks, and neck, red.

As a cage bird it is highly valued for its remarkable power of learning to whistle correctly various musical airs.

Crimson-fronted bullfinch. (Zoöl.) See Burion.Pine bullfinch, the pine finch.

(Bull"doze`) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bulldozed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bulldozing.] To intimidate; to restrain or coerce by intimidation or violence; — used originally of the intimidation of negro voters, in Louisiana. [Slang, U.S.]

(Bull"do`zer) n. One who bulldozes. [Slang]

(Bulled) a. [Cf. Boln.] Swollen. [Obs.]

(||Bul"len-bul"len) n. [Native Australian name, from its cry.] (Zoöl.) The lyre bird.

(Bul"len-nail`) n. [Bull large, having a large head + nail.] A nail with a round head and short shank, tinned and lacquered.

(Bul"let) n. [F. boulet, dim. of boule ball. See Bull an edict, and cf. Boulet.]

1. A small ball.

2. A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm.

3. A cannon ball. [Obs.]

A ship before Greenwich . . . shot off her ordnance, one piece being charged with a bullet of stone.

4. The fetlock of a horse. [See Illust. under Horse.]

(Bul"let-proof`) a. Capable of resisting the force of a bullet.

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