Definitions for projectileprəˈdʒɛk tɪl, -taɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pro•jec•tileprəˈdʒɛk tɪl, -taɪl(n.)
an object fired from a gun with an explosive propelling charge, as a bullet, shell, or grenade.
a body projected or impelled forward, as through the air.
(adj.)impelling or driving forward, as a force.
caused by impulse, as motion.
capable of being thrust or flung forward, as a missile or the tongue of a frog.
Origin of projectile:
1655–65; < NL, neut. of prōjectilis (adj.) projecting. See project , -tile
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
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.
Translations for projectile
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something that is thrown, usually as a weapon.
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- projétilPortuguese (BR)
- das GeschoßGerman
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- skeyti, skotIcelandic
- sviedinys,šovinys, raketaLithuanian
- lādiņš; šāviņš; raķeteLatvian
- يو ډول اسلحهPashto
- mermi, patlayıcı maddelerTurkish
- 射彈Chinese (Trad.)
- реактивний снаряд; куляUkrainian
- vật có thể bắn raVietnamese
- 射弹Chinese (Simp.)
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