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Webster 1913 Edition


Projectile

Pro-ject′ile

,
Adj.
[Cf. F.
projectile
.]
1.
Projecting or impelling forward;
as, a
projectile
force
.
2.
Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward;
as,
projectile
motion
.
Arbuthnot.

Pro-ject′ile

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
projectile
.]
1.
A body projected, or impelled forward, by force; especially, a missile adapted to be shot from a firearm.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Projectile

PROJECT'ILE

,
Adj.
Impelling forward; as a projectile force.
1.
Given by impulse; impelled forward; as projectile motion.

PROJECT'ILE

,
Noun.
A body projected, or impelled forward by force, particularly through the air.
1.
Projectiles, in mechanical philosophy, is that part which treats of the motion of bodies thrown or driven by an impelling force from the surface of the earth, and affected by gravity and the resistance of the air.

Definition 2021


projectile

projectile

English

Noun

projectile (plural projectiles)

  1. an object intended to be or having been fired from a weapon.
  2. (physics) any object propelled through space by the application of a force.

Translations

See also

Adjective

projectile (not comparable)

  1. Projecting or impelling forward.
    a projectile force; a projectile weapon
  2. Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward.
    projectile motion
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French

Pronunciation

Noun

projectile m (plural projectiles)

  1. projectile