projectile

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • adjective moving forwards with force
  • adjective able to push suddenly forward, as are the jaws of some fish or the mouthparts of a dragonfly larva
  • noun an object that is thrown or moves with force

Military

  • noun anything which is fired at a target (e.g. a bullet, missile, shell, etc.)
  • noun anything which is thrown or propelled by other means at a target
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