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projectile

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noun pro·jec·tile \prə-ˈjek-təl, -ˌtī(-ə)l, chiefly British ˈprä-jik-ˌtī(-ə)l\

Definition of projectile

  1. 1 :  a body projected by external force and continuing in motion by its own inertia; especially :  a missile for a weapon (as a firearm)

  2. 2 :  a self-propelling weapon (as a rocket)

Examples of projectile in a sentence

  1. The cannon fires a ten-pound projectile.

  2. Someone threw a projectile at her car.

1665

First Known Use of projectile

1665

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projectile

adjective pro·jec·tile

Definition of projectile

  1. 1 :  projecting or impelling forward <a projectile force>

  2. 2 :  capable of being thrust forward

1715

First Known Use of projectile

1715


PROJECTILE Defined for English Language Learners

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projectile

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noun pro·jec·tile \prə-ˈjek-təl, -ˌtī(-ə)l, chiefly British ˈprä-jik-ˌtī(-ə)l\

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

projectile

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noun pro·jec·tile \prə-ˈjek-təl\

Definition of projectile for Students

  1. :  something (as a bullet or rocket) thrown or shot especially from a weapon



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