Definition of Projectile

1. Noun. A weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled.

2. Adjective. Impelling or impelled forward. "A projectile missile"
Similar to: Dynamic, Dynamical

3. Noun. Any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine.
Exact synonyms: Rocket
Specialized synonyms: Missile, Multistage Rocket, Step Rocket, Research Rocket, Test Instrument Vehicle, Test Rocket
Terms within: Rocket, Rocket Engine
Generic synonyms: Vehicle
Derivative terms: Rocket

Definition of Projectile

1. a. Projecting or impelling forward; as, a projectile force.

2. n. A body projected, or impelled forward, by force; especially, a missile adapted to be shot from a firearm.

Definition of Projectile

1. Noun. an object intended to be or having been fired from a weapon. ¹

2. Noun. (context: physics) any object propelled through space by the application of a force. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of an object) In the manner of something fired from a weapon. ¹

4. Adjective. (context: of a weapon) Designed to discharge projectiles towards its target. ¹

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Definition of Projectile

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Projectile

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Literary usage of Projectile

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The value of — or of b will then contain a factor -T As the pressure on the base of the bore is actually moving the mass of the projectile with a velocity v ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"This system was invented in 1842 by Colonel Treuille de Beaulieu and consisted of a few wide and deep grooves which gave rotation to a studded projectile. ..."

3. Science Abstracts by Institution of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"GENERAL PHYSICS. projectile moving in air causes an abrupt disturbance, which accompanies the projectile as a ripple ABC D. The normal velocity of the parts ..."

4. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer: Comprising Ancient and Modern Military by Thomas Wilhelm (1881)
"If a projectile be spherical and concentric, rotation takes place from ... If the projectile be eccentric, the motion of the front surface is generally ..."

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