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.
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Lana hid between the boulders, gaze glued to the area where the laser missiles dropped.
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.
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.
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.