A projectile is defined as something that is propelled or shot through the air, or a special type of missile that is fired from a gun or rocket.(noun)
The definition of a projectile is something that is propelled through great force.(adjective)
When a toddler violently throws up and vomits all over the room, this is an example of projectile vomit.
See projectile in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < L projectus: see project & -ile
See projectile in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: New Latin proiectile
Origin: , neuter of prōiectilis, that can be thrown
Origin: , from Latin prōiectus
Origin: , past participle of prōicere, to throw out; see project.
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