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Definition 1: a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for projectile in the sense of this definition

(projectile is a kind of ...) any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

"he was licensed to carry a weapon"

(... is a kind of projectile ) a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow

(... is a kind of projectile ) a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower

(... is a kind of projectile ) a projectile that is fired from a gun

(... is a kind of projectile ) a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon

(... is a kind of projectile ) a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot

(... is a kind of projectile ) a missile equipped with a device that is attracted toward some kind of emission (heat or light or sound or radio waves)

(... is a kind of projectile ) a solid missile discharged from a firearm

"the shot buzzed past his ear"

(... is a kind of projectile ) a projectile made by chewing a piece of paper and shaping it into a sphere

Definition 2: any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for projectile in the sense of this definition

(projectile is a kind of ...) a conveyance that transports people or objects

(... is a kind of projectile ) a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control

(... is a kind of projectile ) a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted

(... is a kind of projectile ) a rocket fired for test purposes

(projectile is a part of ...) a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion

Definition 3: impelling or impelled forward - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where projectile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a projectile force
  • a projectile missile

(projectile is similar to ...) characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality

"a dynamic market" "a dynamic speaker" "the dynamic president of the firm"

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