Definition of rubber bullet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


rubber bullet

BrE BrE//ˌrʌbə ˈbʊlɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrʌbər ˈbʊlɪt//
The police
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a bullet made of rubber intended to injure but not to kill people, used by the army or police to control violent crowds See related entries: The police
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rubber bullet