Part of speech:

Impelling forward.

Part of speech: noun

A missile; shot.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Clotilde Inez Mary Graves.