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Meaning of projectile

pro•jec•tile

Pronunciation: (pru-jek'til, -tīl), [key]
— n.
  1. an object fired from a gun with an explosive propelling charge, such as a bullet, shell, rocket, or grenade.
  2. a body projected or impelled forward, as through the air.
—adj.
  1. impelling or driving forward, as a force.
  2. caused by impulse, as motion.
  3. capable of being impelled forward, as a missile.
  4. protrusile, as the jaws of a fish.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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