missile

Part of speech: adjective

Adapted for throwing.

Part of speech: noun

A weapon intended to be thrown.

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Usage examples "missile":

  1. It would be three on the planet Mercury, three and a half on Mars, twenty- two on Saturn, and thirty- seven on Jupiter; while for a missile to depart from the sun without prospect of return, it must leave the brilliant surface at a speed not less than 391 miles per second. - "The Story of the Heavens", Robert Stawell Ball.
  2. Ray took shelter behind me as Norris, ahead, cast about for some kind of missile. - "The Voodoo Gold Trail", Walter Walden.
  3. But the missile flew too quickly. - "Helmet of Navarre", Bertha Runkle.