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1. projectile

noun. ['prɑːˈdʒɛktəl, prɑːˈdʒɛktaɪl'] a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled.

Synonyms

  • spitball
  • missile
  • throw stick
  • shot
  • arm
  • seeker
  • throwing stick
  • boomerang
  • arrow
  • cannonball
  • slug
  • cannon ball
  • weapon system
  • dart
  • weapon
  • bullet
  • pellet

Antonyms

  • linger
  • dissuasion
  • fall
  • lethargic

Etymology

  • proiectilis (Latin)
  • proiectus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Projectile

  • reptile

Example sentences of the word projectile


1. Noun, singular or mass
An abrupt break or leak in the tank can cause the entire tank to become a dangerous projectile.

2. Adjective
For instance, in physics, the equation of projectile motion is a second-degree polynomial.

Quotes containing the word projectile


1. Ever had a flying burrito hit you? Well, it's a deadly projectile, right up there with cannonballs and grenades.
- Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse

2. projectile

adjective. ['prɑːˈdʒɛktəl, prɑːˈdʒɛktaɪl'] impelling or impelled forward.

Synonyms

  • dynamic

Antonyms

  • colorless
  • disarm

Etymology

  • proiectilis (Latin)
  • proiectus (Latin)

3. projectile

noun. ['prɑːˈdʒɛktəl, prɑːˈdʒɛktaɪl'] any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine.

Synonyms

  • test instrument vehicle
  • rocket
  • vehicle
  • multistage rocket
  • missile
  • research rocket
  • step rocket
  • test rocket

Antonyms

  • stative
  • adynamic
  • moribund
  • stagnant

Etymology

  • proiectilis (Latin)
  • proiectus (Latin)
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