Definition of ballistic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bəˈlɪstɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//bəˈlɪstɪk//
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  • connected with ballistics
  • Word Originlate 18th cent.: from ballista ‘a catapult used in ancient warfare for hurling large stones’ + -ic.Idioms (informal) to become very angry He went ballistic when I told him. See related entries: Anger
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