low velocity

low velocity

[′lō və′läs·əd·ē]
(mechanics)
Muzzle velocity of an artillery projectile of 2499 feet (762 meters) per second or less.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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