[min-ee, min-ee-ey; French mee-nyey] /ˈmɪn i, ˈmɪn iˌeɪ; French miˈnyeɪ/

a conical bullet with a hollow base that expanded when fired, used in the 19th century.
/ˈmɪnɪˌeɪ; French miɲe/
a conical rifle bullet, used in the 19th century, manufactured with a hollow base designed to expand when fired to fit the rifling

kind of rifle bullet, 1853, named for its inventor, French army officer Claude-Étienne Minié (1814-1879), who designed it 1847-8.


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