Projectile

Definition of Projectile

Pro`ject´ile
a.1.
1.Projecting or impelling forward; as, a projectile force.
2.Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward; as, projectile motion.
n.1.
1.A body projected, or impelled forward, by force; especially, a missile adapted to be shot from a firearm.
2.(Mech.) A part of mechanics which treats of the motion, range, time of flight, etc., of bodies thrown or driven through the air by an impelling force.

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Irish confetti, ball, ballistic, bola, bolt, boomerang, brickbat, bullet, countermissile, discus, ejecta, ejectamenta, ejective, jaculatory, missile, quoit, rock, rocket, shell, stone, throw stick, throwing-stick, torpedo, trajectile, waddy
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