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.
The numerical value of projectile in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of projectile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I was screening the material to be taken out and, looking at the screen, there was a projectile.
We haven't yet been able to confirm what kind of projectile hit the bus, we don't want to speculate.
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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