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.
High, with its several parts rising tier above tier to permit concerted action, and alive with large bodies of troops ready to pour, from every coign of vantage, missiles of death - arrows, stones, Greek fire - upon a foe.
As to the use of bad language, people in the 2nd century were glad to avail themselves of such missiles as iliev&aurooroXot, which had been manufactured for them in the 1st (Horn.
They rolled down rocks upon their enemies as they crowded into the defile, and showered missiles on them from above.
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.
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.