A droplet the size of a BB?

Hi, here is another Dan Brown sentence that contains an abbrevation new to me:

This was no microscopic speck. This was a droplet the size of a BB.”

According to Acronymfinder.com the abbreviation BB can have 154 definitions – basket ball might be one that makes sense here. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

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Hi Torsten

I assume it’s a reference to the ammunition in a “BB gun”.
I’ve never had or even seen a BB gun, but I think it’s a type of “air gun”.

Here’s a picture of BB gun pellets:
newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/3 … ts_203.jpg


Hi Amy,

Yes airgun pellets makes even more sense in the given context and it’s definitely what Brown had in mind here.
Thanks for providing the photo.


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