Definition of Silver bullet

1. Noun. A simple guaranteed solution for a difficult problem. "No silver bullet can make the world safe from terrorism"

Generic synonyms: Solution



Definition of Silver bullet

1. Noun. A bullet made of silver, usually with reference to the folkloric belief that such bullets are the only weapons which can kill a werewolf. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) Any straightforward solution perceived to have great effectiveness or bring miraculous results. ¹

3. Noun. A cocktail somewhat like a martini. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silver Bullet

silver-tongued
silver-worker
silver age
silver ages
silver ash
silver ball
silver beech
silver bell
silver berries
silver berry
silver birch
silver birches
silver bream
silver breams
silver bromide
silver bullet (current term)
silver bullets
silver cell
silver certificate
silver chloride
silver compounds
silver cone
silver cord
silver dollar
silver dollars
silver fern
silver fir
silver firs
silver fluoride
silver foil

Literary usage of Silver bullet

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1. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"This dispatch was •written on a scrap of very thin paper, and encased in an oval silver bullet, which opened with a tiny screw in the middle. ..."

2. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"This despatch was written on a scrap of very thin paper, and encased in an oval silver bullet, which opened with a tiny screw in the middle. ..."

3. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"This despatch was written on a scrap of very thin paper, and encased in an oval silver bullet, which opened with a tiny screw in the middle. ..."

4. Theatre Arts by Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit (1921)
"What's this I've 'eard about yer really 'avin' a silver bullet moulded for yourself? ... I has de silver bullet moulded and I tells 'em when de time comes I ..."

5. The Best Plays by Burns Mantle, Louis Kronenberger (1921)
"I'se got five lead bullets in dis gun good enuff fo' common bush niggers — an' after dat I got de silver bullet left to cheat 'em out o1 gittin' me. ..."

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