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
Three Israeli soldiers were injured and were receiving medical treatment, but the Iron Dome defense system intercepted most of the projectiles, the Israeli military said.
But this is just the horizontal velocity of the projectile.
Each contestant attempts to make it through obstacles, while the other contestants fire projectiles to knock them off or slow them down.
The strikes come after militants broke days of calm along the volatile frontier by firing projectiles toward Israeli communities.
The facility, built in the 1960s to support the Apollo missions, features a rotating .30 caliber light-gas gun and powder gun to fire projectiles ranging from 0.005 mm to 7.6 mm up to 7 km/hour.
Instead of explosives, railguns use powerful electromagnets to fire projectiles as far as 100 nautical miles (115 miles) at seven times the speed of sound.
The program promised to deliver a gun that could fire projectiles at speeds over Mach 7 with a range exceeding 100 miles.
Electromagnetic rail guns mounted on ships, which can fire projectiles at 4,500 miles an hour to the edge of space, could counter ballistic-missile warheads.
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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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