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projectile

[prə′jek·təl]
(aerospace engineering)
Any object, especially a missile, that is fired, thrown, launched, or otherwise projected.
Originally, an object, such as a bullet or artillery shell, projected by an applied external force.
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Third, that the charge should contain 400,000 pounds of gun-cotton, which, giving out six billions of litres of gas in rear of the projectile, would easily carry it toward the orb of night.
The proposition being accepted, the shape of the projectile was slightly altered.
Indeed it was thought that all observations would have to be put off to the 3d of January in the following year; for the moon entering its last quarter on the 11th, would then only present an ever-decreasing portion of her disc, insufficient to allow of their following the course of the projectile.
the projectile launched by the Columbiad of Stones Hill had been detected by Messrs.
It ended with the double hypothesis: either the attraction of the moon would draw it to herself, and the travelers thus attain their end; or that the projectile, held in one immutable orbit, would gravitate around the lunar disc to all eternity.
First, errors of observation, concerning the distance of the projectile from the surface of the moon, for on the 11th of December it was impossible to see it; and what Joseph T.
Now these men, as clever as they were daring, had survived the terrible shock consequent on their departure, and it is their journey in the projectile car which is here related in its most dramatic as well as in its most singular details.
The contract will include, but is not limited to, production verification and type qualification projectiles (low-rate initial production), technical documentation, and production orders.
My friend was a tank gunner in the Korean War, is familiar with sabot rounds and has read that in the Civil War, as the Confederate army stores dwindled, they used whatever they could as projectiles.
Two projectiles were fired at the government building in the center of Skopje on Tuesday night, police informed.
In recent tests, all projectiles scored direct hits on their intended targets.
Janadriah, Rabi'II 17, 1435, Feb 17, 2014, SPA -- The 29th Janadriah Festival for Heritage and Culture has allowed its visitors to see number of pieces of volcanic projectiles that resulted from volcanoes occurred in the Arabian Peninsula millions of years ago, where Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) was keen on displaying these volcanic projectiles at its pavilion.