: extremely and usually suddenly excited, upset, or angry : wild
- He went ballistic when he saw the dent in his car.
- and the crowd goes ballistic
: of or relating to the science of the motion of projectiles in flight
: being or characterized by repeated bouncing
, of an object in motion
: behaving like a projectile
- But the Bell Labs switch uses such a low current that the few ballistic electrons are a distance of a micrometer or more apart …
- —Robert Pool
of a material
: capable of resisting or stopping bullets or other projectiles
- … engineered specifically to be worn under ballistic vests and shirts.
- —K. M. Reese