What does the word projectile mean?

Usage examples for projectile

  1. Mrs. Lowder, by a different law, was spacious because she was full, because she had something in common, even in repose, with a projectile, of great size, loaded and ready for use. – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  2. " Though if you intend to send a projectile thirty miles," said one of the officers, " I'm afraid there may be some danger, after all. – Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon or, The Longest Shots on Record by Victor Appleton
  3. And a ninety- four- pound projectile, exploded, had scattered the shore with its fragments, and doubtless the river- bed was strewn thick with others. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves