Bal*lis"tic (?), a.
Of or pertaining to the ballista, or to the art of hurling stones or missile weapons by means of an engine.
Pertaining to projection, or to a projectile.
Ballistic pendulum, an instrument consisting of a mass of wood or other material suspended as a pendulum, for measuring the force and velocity of projectiles by means of the arc through which their impact impels it.
© Webster 1913.