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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Projectile  \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.  --Arbuthnot. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Projectile  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  impelling  or  impelled  forward;  "a  projectile  force";  "a 
  projectile  missile" 
  n  :  a  body  that  is  thrown  or  projected  [syn:  {missile}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  PROJECTILE,  n.  The  final  arbiter  in  international  disputes.  Formerly 
  these  disputes  were  settled  by  physical  contact  of  the  disputants, 
  with  such  simple  arguments  as  the  rudimentary  logic  of  the  times  could 
  supply  --  the  sword,  the  spear,  and  so  forth.  With  the  growth  of 
  prudence  in  military  affairs  the  projectile  came  more  and  more  into 
  favor,  and  is  now  held  in  high  esteem  by  the  most  courageous.  Its 
  capital  defect  is  that  it  requires  personal  attendance  at  the  point  of 

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