tracer bullet


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tracer bullet

[′trā·sər ‚bu̇l·ət]
(ordnance)
A bullet containing a pyrotechnic mixture to make the flight of the projectile visible by day and night.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Rovers were ruing their luck on the hour when midfielder James Chambers' tracer bullet of a shot from 25 yards out was palmed onto the bar by the diving Doherty.
He was left exposed as Palmason raced clear of a flat footed Welsh defence and struck a volley goal wards like a tracer bullet.
Young substitute Ross Clarke, who scored Linfield's winner against Glentoran on Boxing Day, capped a memorable week when he made it 3-0 with a tracer bullet of a shot late on.
It took a tracer bullet of a strike from Billy Joe Burns to earn the Blues a point after in-form striker Andy Waterworth had swept Glentoran into an early lead.
For those who haven't seen it, he collected a 30-yard cross on his chest and, as the ball dropped, struck it with phenomenal power and precision like a tracer bullet low into the far corner of the net.
Hashan Tillekeratne escaped on 10 when he flashed at Jones off the back foot and Croft was unable to hold a tracer bullet at first slip.
Rifleman Daniel Coffey, 21, was top cover in an armoured car in Basra when he was hit in the head by a tracer bullet.
Yet there was nothing Paul Robinson could do as the Ukrainian threaded the perfect strike into the far top corner, a tracer bullet that was a reminder of what the Blues fans had expected to see all season.
Speaking after the inquest into the 50-year-old's death, the pair told of their disgust over revelations he was hit by an American tracer bullet while being taken to hospital suffering a survivable wound from Iraqi gunfire.