projectile meaning

[ prə'dʒektail; (US) -tl ] Pronunciation:   "projectile" in a sentence
  • Noun: projectile  pru'jekt(u)l [N. Amer], pru'jektIul [Brit]
    1. A weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
      - missile 
    2. Any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
      - rocket
    Adjective: projectile  pru'jekt(u)l [N. Amer], pru'jektIul [Brit]
    1. Impelling or impelled forward
      "a projectile force"; "a projectile missile"

    Derived forms: projectiles

    See also: dynamic, dynamical

    Type of: arm, vehicle, weapon, weapon system

    Encyclopedia: Projectile


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  1. the question of the projectile was definitely settled.
  2. both target and projectile orbit the primary.
  3. the path followed by a projectile is called its trajectory.
  4. it cut the water like a gigantic and keen projectile.
  5. have you altered the plans of the projectile as the telegram suggests?

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