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 15 Jul. 2024.

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