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Noun: projectile  pru'jek-t(u)l or pru'jek,tI(-u)l [N. Amer], pru'jek,tI(-u)l [Brit]
  1. A weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a target but is not self-propelled
    - missile
     
  2. Any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
    - rocket
Adjective: projectile  pru'jek-t(u)l or pru'jek,tI(-u)l [N. Amer], pru'jek,tI(-u)l [Brit]
  1. Impelling or impelled forward
    "a projectile force"; "a projectile missile"

Derived forms: projectiles

See also: dynamic, dynamical

Type of: arm, vehicle, weapon, weapon system

Encyclopedia: Projectile