gun pendulum


Definition of gun pendulum

: an apparatus used to determine ballistics data (as the initial velocity of a projectile or conditions existing in the bore of a gun during passage of the projectile) by means of measurement of the recoil caused by the discharge of a gun suspended as a pendulum — compare ballistic pendulum

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“Gun pendulum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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