ballistic body


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ballistic body

[bə′lis·tik ‚bäd·ē]
(engineering)
A body free to move, behave, and be modified in appearance, contour, or texture by ambient conditions, substances, or forces, such as by the pressure of gases in a gun, by rifling in a barrel, by gravity, by temperature, or by air particles.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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