Examples of projectile in a Sentence
The cannon fires a ten-pound projectile.
Someone threw a projectile at her car.
Recent Examples of projectile from the Web
Someone should have told him that baseball projectiles can reach speeds of more than 100 mph.
These usually come in the form of enemy projectiles, which are often drawn with the too-perfect vector lines and shapes more commonly seen in Flash animations.
Police used pepper spray and tear gas to disperse the crowd and said some people threw rocks and other projectiles.
The officers fired the projectiles while trying to clear protesters who were trying to impede National Police cars from leaving after police confiscated ballot boxes from the voting center.
The missile launch that took place on Friday, in which the projectile was lofted over northern Japan, was from one of those mobile launchers, fueled by UDMH, spy satellites showed.
The term is also used in reference to smaller projectiles, too: bullets and the like.
And in the British Virgin Islands, where Irma's death toll also reached four, Gov. Augustus Jaspert said Maria could bring 6 to 20 inches of rain — and turn Irma's detritus into projectiles with its powerful winds.
His 53 home runs this season will easily attest to that fact, as does the fact that most of those dingers leave his bat at upwards of 110 mph—a terrifying speed for anything, much less a tiny solid projectile.
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PROJECTILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of projectile for English Language Learners
: something (such as a bullet or rocket) that is shot from a weapon
: something (such as a rock) that is thrown as a weapon
PROJECTILE Defined for Kids
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