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Projectile Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • a weapon that is thrown or projected
  • impelling or impelled forward; "a projectile force"; "a projectile missile"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled ,
  • any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine

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Projectile Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A projectile is something that is sent flying through the air, usually as a weapon. Any solid object that is thrown or fired out of something is a projectile. For example, an arrow fired from a bow, a bullet, or even a rock from a slingshot are all projectiles.

Projectile weapons have been used for a long time. Bows and slingshots are very old weapons that were used hundreds of years ago. Now most countries use projectile weapons instead of melee weapons like swords. This is because modern projectile weapons such as guns, rocket launchers, and artillery cannons can shoot at long ranges and are usually more deadly than melee weapons.

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Projectile Sample Sentences in News

  • Projectile Thrown at Omaha Nation School Bus
    A low velocity projectile hit a school bus in Omaha, Nebraska and the local tribal council says its students faced an “act of terrorism.” ... Read more on this news related to 'Projectile'
  • Grenade blast rocks village
    Residents in a remote village in Magpet town, North Cotabato, panicked after a 40mm grenade projectile went off around 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, a military official said. Read more on this news related to 'Projectile'
  • Ebola nurses fear exposure after 'projectile vomiting'
    NURSES at a Texas hospital caring for a patient with Ebola have described chaotic scenes at the ward where he was treated, with hazardous waste "piled up to the ceiling" and staff forced to work without proper protective gear. Read more on this news related to 'Projectile'

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