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Meaning of DUMDUM BULLET

Pronunciation:  'dum`dum 'bûlit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound
 
 Synonyms: dumdum
 
 See Also: bullet, slug

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dum"dum bul"let\ (Mil.)
A kind of manstopping bullet; -- so named from Dumdum, in
India, where bullets are manufactured for the Indian army.

 

 

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