When a toddler violently throws up and vomits all over the room, this is an example of projectile vomit.
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.
A projectile force.
A projectile force; a projectile weapon.
Other Word Forms
Origin of projectile
- New Latin proiectile neuter of prōiectilis that can be thrown from Latin prōiectus past participle of prōicere to throw out project
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin prōiectilis (“projectile"), from Latin prōiectus, perfect passive participle of prōiciō (“throw forth; extend; expel").