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projectile

pro·jec·tile

projectile

 
 
pronunciation:
pr jek taIl [or] pr jek tihl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: an object that is thrown, fired, or impelled by an outside force or weapon.
Cannonballs and other projectiles were fired from the ship.The unruly students threw various projectiles whenever the teacher turned his back.
synonyms:
missile
similar words:
arrow, bullet, dart, lead, shot, torpedo
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing to move forward; impelling.
projectile force
similar words:
driving, impelling, motor, propellent, propulsive
definition 2: capable of being impelled.
similar words:
driven, impulsive, protrusile
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