any of various tropical American trees, as Manilkara bidentata, of the sapodilla family, that yield the gum balata.
the wood of a bully tree.
a small metal projectile, part of a cartridge, for firing from small arms. a cartridge. a small ball. Printing. a heavy dot for marking paragraphs or otherwise calling attention to or itemizing particular sections of text, especially in display advertising. Cards. an ace. to move swiftly. bite the bullet, to force oneself to perform a […]
a brief account or statement, as of news or events, issued for the information of the public. Journalism. a brief, prominently featured newspaper account, based upon information received just before the edition went to press. a similar brief account broadcast over radio or television pending further information. a pamphlet or monograph summarizing the past achievements, […]
a board for the posting of bulletins, notices, announcements, etc. Also called bulletin board system. Digital Technology, BBS. an online collection of electronic messages, posted by and accessible to any authorized user. a system, facility, or computer server for collecting and relaying these messages. See also message board. Historical Examples Literature in the Making Various […]