Definition of Tracer bullet
1. Noun. Ammunition whose flight can be observed by a trail of smoke.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tracer Bullet
Literary usage of Tracer bullet
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Yankee Ingenuity in the War by Frank Parker Stockbridge (1920)
"In loading cartridge-belts for aircraft machine-guns a tracer bullet is ... The tracer bullet gives off a bright light as it passes through the air, ..."
2. The International Military Digest Annual by Cornélis De Witt Willcox (1919)
"... as on land, a tracer bullet containing a bright-burning composition, which would indicate the path of the bullet in daylight as well as in darkness, ..."
3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1920)
"Every third bullet in the supply-clip or belt is a tracer-bullet, which leaves behind it a smoky or luminous trail by which the attacking aviator may see ..."
4. America's Munitions 1917-1918: Report of Benedict Crowell, the Assistant by United States War Dept (1919)
"Special machinery was required for loading the tracer bullet and also for ... The tracer bullet which we manufactured contained a mixture of barium peroxide ..."
5. Howard's Hill and Other True Stories: Small Unit Marine Action in Vietnam by DIANE Publishing Company (1990)
"A tracer bullet chipped a rock near them and whined away. "Boy," said one, "that was the most beautiful tracer I ever saw." "Yeah," replied his companion, ..."