Definition of projectile noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prəˈdʒektaɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prəˈdʒektl//
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  1. 1an object, such as a bullet, that is fired from a gun or other weapon
  2. 2any object that is thrown as a weapon
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: modern Latin, from project- ‘thrown forth’, from the verb proicere ‘throw forth’, from pro- ‘forth’ + jacere ‘to throw’.
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