common projectile

common projectile

[¦käm·ən prə′jek·təl]
(ordnance)
A penetrating type of projectile containing a bursting charge of high explosive, intended to explode after passing through the lighter protective armor of a tank or naval vessel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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