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Definitions of projectile

  1. a weapon that is thrown or projected Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward; as, projectile motion. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A body projected, or impelled forward, by force; especially, a missile adapted to be shot from a firearm. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A body thrown or shot forward, especially through the air; a body intended to be hurled from a cannon by the force of an explosion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A body projected by force, esp. through the air. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A missile. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Impelling forward. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A missile; shot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A body projected or impelled forward, particularly through the air. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A body thrown or cast, and still in motion through the air, as a stone from the hand, or a ball from a gun. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Forced or forcing forward. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Projecting or throwing forward: impelling or impelled forward. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Impelling or impelled forward. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Impelling forward; given by impulse. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Protrusible ; that can be thrust forward. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for projectile

  1. " Though if you intend to send a projectile thirty miles," said one of the officers, " I'm afraid there may be some danger, after all. – Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon or, The Longest Shots on Record by Victor Appleton
  2. Looking into the depths of the Revolving Beryl and adjusting the enlarging device which brought back, life size, the infinitesmal individuals mirrored in the Beryl, he watched her go- a trim white figure which flashed across the void, from mountain- top to her valley home, like a very white projectile from another world. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
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