angle of fall

Definition of angle of fall

: the vertical angle between the horizontal and the tangent to the trajectory of a projectile at the point of fall

called also striking angle

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First Known Use of angle of fall

1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Angle of fall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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