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Definition of pellet noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pellet

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈpɛlət//
     
     
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  1. 1a small hard ball of any substance, often of soft material that has become hard food pellets for chickens owl pellets (= the dried waste material from owls ) slug pellets (= to kill slugs )
  2. 2a very small metal ball that is fired from a gun
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