Pro*ject"ile (?), a. [Cf. F. projectile.]

1.

Projecting or impelling forward; as, a projectile force.

2.

Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward; as, projectile motion.

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Pro*ject"ile, n. [Cf. F. projectile.]

1.

A body projected, or impelled forward, by force; especially, a missile adapted to be shot from a firearm.

2. pl. Mech.

A part of mechanics which treats of the motion, range, time of flight, etc., of bodies thrown or driven through the air by an impelling force.

<-- = ballistics? -->

<-- projectile vomiting, vomiting with such force as to expel the vomitus over a distance. -->

 

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