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6 definitions found
 for projectile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Projectile \Pro*ject"ile\, a. [Cf. F. projectile.]
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     1. Projecting or impelling forward; as, a projectile force.
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     2. Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled
        forward; as, projectile motion. --Arbuthnot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Projectile \Pro*ject"ile\, n. [Cf. F. projectile.]
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     1. A body projected, or impelled forward, by force;
        especially, a missile adapted to be shot from a firearm.
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     2. pl. (Mech.) 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dynamical \dynamical\ adj. [Narrower terms: can-do; driving;
     energizing, energising, kinetic; forceful, slashing,
     vigorous; projectile; propellant, propellent, propelling,
     propulsive; renascent, resurgent; self-propelled,
     self-propelling; high-octane, high-powered, high-power,
     high-voltage]
     [WordNet 1.5] Dynamically \Dy*nam"ic*al*ly\, adv.
     In accordance with the principles of dynamics or moving
     forces. --J. Peile.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  projectile
      adj 1: impelling or impelled forward; "a projectile force"; "a
             projectile missile"
      n 1: a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets
           but is not self-propelled [syn: projectile, missile]
      2: any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine [syn: rocket,
         projectile]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "projectile":
     Irish confetti, ball, ballistic, bola, bolt, boomerang, brickbat,
     bullet, countermissile, discus, ejecta, ejectamenta, ejective,
     jaculatory, missile, quoit, rock, rocket, shell, stone,
     throw stick, throwing-stick, torpedo, trajectile, waddy
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  PROJECTILE, n.  The final arbiter in international disputes.  Formerly
  these disputes were settled by physical contact of the disputants,
  with such simple arguments as the rudimentary logic of the times could
  supply -- the sword, the spear, and so forth.  With the growth of
  prudence in military affairs the projectile came more and more into
  favor, and is now held in high esteem by the most courageous.  Its
  capital defect is that it requires personal attendance at the point of
  propulsion.
  

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