From Medieval Latin prōiectilis (“projectile”), from Latin prōiectus, perfect passive participle of prōiciō (“throw forth; extend; expel”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /pɹə(ʊ)ˈd͡ʒɛktʌɪl/, /pɹə(ʊ)ˈd͡ʒɛktɪl/
- (US) IPA(key): /pɹəˈd͡ʒɛk.taɪl/, /pɹəˈd͡ʒɛk.tl̩/
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- Hyphenation: pro‧ject‧ile
projectile (plural projectiles)
- an object intended to be or having been fired from a weapon.
- (physics) any object propelled through space by the application of a force.
object intended to be or having been fired from a weapon
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projectile (not comparable)
- Projecting or impelling forward.
- a projectile force; a projectile weapon
- Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward.
- 1731, John Arbuthnot, An Essay Concerning the Nature of Aliments, and the Choice of Them, According to the Different Constitutions of Human Bodies. […], 1st Irish edition, Dublin: […] S. Powell, for George Risk, […], George Ewing, […], and William Smith, […], →OCLC:
- A free and strong Projectile Motion of the Blood must occasion a florid Appearance upon the Skin in such Constitutions
projectile m (plural projectiles)
- “projectile”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.