ballistics1. the science or study of the motion of projectiles.
2. the art or science of designing projectiles for maximum flight performance. —ballistician, n.—ballistic, adj.ballistophobia
an abnormal fear of missiles.
136XAEcv, to throw), the science of throwing warlike missiles or projectiles.
After a severe fight, Anang-pal's elephants were so terror-struck by the fire-missiles flung amongst them by the invaders that they turned and fled, the whole army retreating in confusion and leaving Mahmud master of the field.
As a young commander of cavalry (praefectus alae) he wrote in his winter-quarters a work on the use of missiles on horseback (de jaculatione equestri), with some account of the points of a good horse (viii.
Realizing the inefficiency of their old missiles when opposed to musket balls, they laid aside their bows, and armed themselves with spears, swords or other weapons fitted for close combat.
They rolled down rocks upon their enemies as they crowded into the defile, and showered missiles on them from above.