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noun pro·jec·tile \prə-ˈjek-təl, -ˌtī(-ə)l, chiefly British ˈprä-jik-ˌtī(-ə)l\

: something (such as a bullet or rocket) that is shot from a weapon

: something (such as a rock) that is thrown as a weapon

Full Definition of PROJECTILE

1
:  a body projected by external force and continuing in motion by its own inertia; especially :  a missile for a weapon (as a firearm)
2
:  a self-propelling weapon (as a rocket)
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Examples of PROJECTILE

  1. The cannon fires a ten-pound projectile.
  2. Someone threw a projectile at her car.

First Known Use of PROJECTILE

1665

Other Weapons and Explosives Terms

automatic, carbine, cudgel, muzzle, rapier

Rhymes with PROJECTILE

2projectile

adjective

Definition of PROJECTILE

1
:  projecting or impelling forward <a projectile force>
2
:  capable of being thrust forward

First Known Use of PROJECTILE

1715

Other Physics Terms

amplitude, centrifugal, centripetal, convection, gradient, hysteresis, kinetic, lase, quantum
PROJECTILE Defined for Kids

projectile

noun pro·jec·tile \prə-ˈjek-təl\

Definition of PROJECTILE for Kids

:  something (as a bullet or rocket) thrown or shot especially from a weapon

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