Projectile meaning

prə-jĕk'təl, -tīl'
The definition of a projectile is something that is propelled through great force.

When a toddler violently throws up and vomits all over the room, this is an example of projectile vomit.

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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.

A paper airplane flying through the air is an example of a projectile.

An example of a projectile is a missile that you put into a rocket and fire at your enemies.

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A fired, thrown, or otherwise propelled object, such as a bullet, having no capacity for self-propulsion.
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A self-propelled missile, such as a rocket.
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Capable of being impelled or hurled forward.
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Driving forward; impelling.

A projectile force.

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Capable of being thrust outward; protrusile.
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An object designed to be hurled or shot forward, as a cannon shell or rocket.
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Anything thrown forward.
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Designed to be hurled forward, as a javelin.
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Hurling forward.

Projectile force.

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That can be thrust out, as a tentacle.
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An object intended to be or having been fired from a weapon.
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(physics) Any object propelled through space by the application of a force.
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Projecting or impelling forward.

A projectile force; a projectile weapon.

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Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward.

Projectile motion.

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Origin of projectile

New Latin proiectile neuter of prōiectilis that can be thrown from Latin prōiectus past participle of prōicere to throw out project