projectile

[ pruh-jek-til, -tahyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF projectile

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There was a force back of what he said like the force back of the projectile.

Then he picked up another and followed through with a second projectile.

The Projectile Company has multiplied its 1913 profit thirteen times over!

The great weight of its projectile gave the double cannon its name.

Yet the only basic difference is the kind of energy that sends the projectile on its way.

Fuze—a device to ignite the charge of a shell or other projectile.

Our 'scopes on the Cometara had not been able to locate the projectile.

And the projectile, Mr Barlow, are you prepared to undertake that also?

In the second shot the projectile was the same, but the charge was greater.

And what are we to say of the projectile impulse in the case of the planets?

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Modern Latin projectilis, from Latin proiectus, past participle of proicere (see project (n.)). Projectile vomiting attested from 1985.

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nounpointed weapon or symbol
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