projectile

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1pro·jec·tile

noun \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)

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

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