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pro·jec·tile

 (prə-jĕk′təl, -tīl′)
n.
1. A fired, thrown, or otherwise propelled object, such as a bullet, having no capacity for self-propulsion.
2. A self-propelled missile, such as a rocket.
adj.
1. Capable of being impelled or hurled forward.
2. Driving forward; impelling: a projectile force.
3. Zoology Capable of being thrust outward; protrusile.

[New Latin proiectile, neuter of prōiectilis, that can be thrown, from Latin prōiectus, past participle of prōicere, to throw out; see project.]

projectile

(prəˈdʒɛktaɪl)
n
1. an object or body thrown forwards
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) any self-propelling missile, esp one powered by a rocket or the rocket itself
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) any object that can be fired from a gun, such as a bullet or shell
adj
4. capable of being or designed to be hurled forwards
5. projecting or thrusting forwards
6. (Zoology) zoology another word for protrusile
[C17: from New Latin prōjectilis jutting forwards]

pro•jec•tile

(prəˈdʒɛk tɪl, -taɪl)

n.
1. an object fired from a gun with an explosive propelling charge, as a bullet, shell, or grenade.
2. a body projected or impelled forward, as through the air.
adj.
3. impelling or driving forward, as a force.
4. caused by impulse, as motion.
5. capable of being thrust or flung forward, as a missile or the tongue of a frog.
[1655–65; < New Latin, neuter of prōjectilis (adj.) projecting. See project, -tile]

projectile

An object capable of being propelled by a force normally from a gun, and continuing in motion by virtue of its kinetic energy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.projectile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelledprojectile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
arrow - a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
boomerang, throw stick, throwing stick - a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
bullet, slug - a projectile that is fired from a gun
cannon ball, cannonball, round shot - a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon
dart - a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
seeker - a missile equipped with a device that is attracted toward some kind of emission (heat or light or sound or radio waves)
pellet, shot - a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
spitball - a projectile made by chewing a piece of paper and shaping it into a sphere
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
2.projectile - any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engineprojectile - any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
missile - a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
multistage rocket, step rocket - a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted
rocket engine, rocket - a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
research rocket, test instrument vehicle, test rocket - a rocket fired for test purposes
vehicle - a conveyance that transports people or objects
Adj.1.projectile - impelling or impelled forward; "a projectile force"; "a projectile missile"
dynamic, dynamical - characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker"; "the dynamic president of the firm"

projectile

noun missile, shell, bullet, rocket an enormous artillery gun used to fire a huge projectile
Translations
قَذيفَه
střela
projektil
skeyti, skot
mermipatlayıcı maddeler

projectile

[prəˈdʒektaɪl] Nproyectil m

projectile

[prəˈdʒɛktaɪl] nprojectile m

projectile

n(Wurf)geschoss nt, → (Wurf)geschoß nt (Aus); (Mil) → Geschoss nt, → Geschoß nt (Aus), → Projektil nt (spec)

projectile

[prəˈdʒɛktaɪl] nproiettile m

project

(ˈprodʒekt) noun
1. a plan or scheme. a building project.
2. a piece of study or research. I am doing a project on Italian art.
(prəˈdʒekt) verb
1. to throw outwards, forwards or upwards. The missile was projected into space.
2. to stick out. A sharp rock projected from the sea.
3. to plan or propose.
4. to make a picture or a film appear on a screen.
proˈjectile (-tail) , ((American) -tl) noun
something that is thrown, usually as a weapon.
proˈjection (-ʃən) noun
proˈjector noun
a machine for projecting films, slides or transparencies onto a screen. a slide projector; an overhead projector (for transparencies).

projectile

n proyectil m; — vomiting vómito(s) en proyectil, vómito(s) fuertes
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The fact that it is difficult to aim anything but imprecations accurately by moonlight, that they were upset by the sudden and unexpected manner of my advent, and that I was a rather rapidly moving target saved me from the various deadly projectiles of the enemy and permitted me to reach the shadows of the surrounding peaks before an orderly pursuit could be organized.
A box of projectiles in a groove in the thickness of the butt end contained about twenty of these electric balls, which, by means of a spring, were forced into the barrel of the gun.
From time to time a shot from a musket or the blade of a rapier flashed among the crowd; projectiles continued to hail down from the windows and some shots were heard, the echo of which, though they were probably fired in the air, made all hearts vibrate.
They tried it once, ages ago, but the next night and for a whole moon thereafter a thousand great black battleships circled the Mountains of Otz, pouring tons of projectiles upon the temples, the gardens, and the courts, until every thern who was not killed was driven for safety into the subterranean galleries.
Independently of the projectiles which he had piled upon the balustrade, he had collected a heap of stones on the platform itself.
With lively curiosity everyone tried to get a glimpse of the projectiles as they flew over their heads.
Beyond the gatekeeper he came to a slowly moving line of what to Earthly eyes would have appeared to be conical-nosed, eight-foot projectiles for some giant gun.
At the rate of fifty a minute, a stream of projectiles tore into the bow of the prahu when suddenly a richly garbed Malay in the stern rose to his feet waving a white cloth upon the point of his kris.
With a lunatic scream, he sprang to his feet and rushed inside the house as if forsooth its grass thatch could protect his head from such huge projectiles.
Hundred-ton guns were toys compared with the micro- organic projectiles hurled from the laboratories, the messengers of death, the destroying angels that stalked through the empire of a billion souls.
Before landing, I had the men substitute soft bullets for the steel-jacketed projectiles with which their belts and magazines were filled.
The estimation in which these gentlemen were held, according to one of the most scientific exponents of the Gun Club, was "proportional to the masses of their guns, and in the direct ratio of the square of the distances attained by their projectiles.