illuminating projectile

illuminating projectile

[ə′lü·mə‚nād·iŋ prə‚jek·təl]
(ordnance)
Projectile, with a time fuse, that releases a parachute flare at any desired height; used for lighting up an area. Also known as star shell.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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