Definitions for projectileprəˈdʒɛk tɪl, -taɪl
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a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
impelling or impelled forward
"a projectile force"; "a projectile missile"
an object intended to be or having been fired from a weapon.
any object propelled through space by the application of a force.
In the manner of something fired from a weapon.
Designed to discharge projectiles towards its target.
Origin: From proiectilis, from proiectus, perfect passive participle of proicio.
projecting or impelling forward; as, a projectile force
caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward; as, projectile motion
a body projected, or impelled forward, by force; especially, a missile adapted to be shot from a firearm
a part of mechanics which treats of the motion, range, time of flight, etc., of bodies thrown or driven through the air by an impelling force
Origin: [Cf. F. projectile.]
A projectile is any object projected into space by the exertion of a force. Although any object in motion through space may be referred to as a projectile, the term more commonly refers to a ranged weapon. Mathematical equations of motion are used to analyze projectile trajectory.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I was screening the material to be taken out and, looking at the screen, there was a projectile.
The investigation team also experienced headaches and nausea when in close proximity to the projectile/agent.
Thank God I have the husband that I have and that we laugh together about everything, [Elizabella] projectile-vomited all over the back of this realtor’s car.
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- projectilCatalan, Valencian
- projektil, střelaCzech
- Projektil, Geschoß, GeschossGerman
- urchair, peilearScottish Gaelic
- снаряд, пуля, стрелаRussian
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