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 Meanings and Examples of PROJECTILE
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projectile
 n.  weapon that is thrown or projected; self-propelled missile, such as rocket; fired, thrown, or otherwise propelled object, such as bullet
Classic Sentence:
1  The men, having hurled themselves in projectile fashion, had presently expended their forces.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
2  Yes," replied Combeferre, "that augments the projectile force, but diminishes the accuracy of the firing.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—THE SITUATION BECOMES AGGRAVATED
3  All his plans of battle were arranged for projectiles.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—THE EIGHTEENTH OF JUNE, 1815
4  Mouldy cannon-balls, old sword-blades, and shapeless projectiles, eaten up with rust, were picked up at the spot where his horse feet stood.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—NAPOLEON IN A GOOD HUMOR
5  Errors make excellent projectiles.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
6  It fills the first-comer with the force of events; it converts everything into projectiles.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER I—THE SURFACE OF THE QUESTION
7  With lively curiosity everyone tried to get a glimpse of the projectiles as they flew over their heads.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV
8  The roar of guns, the whistling of projectiles, and the piteous moaning of the cook, which rose above the other sounds, did not cease for a moment.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV
9  The old ones come bunched up under the number one guard: they know that they are mere projectiles, and that it's no use trying to fight.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT I
Example Sentence:
1  The soldier has always hurled projectile at his enemy whether in the form of stones or of highly explosive shells.
2  They overlook two gun mounts that resemble cannon barrels; the Zumwalt's powerful new gun system can unload 600 rocket-powered projectiles on targets more than 70 miles away.
3  The game, which features a puffy, pink protagonist who gobbles up enemies and spits them out as projectiles, became a hallmark of casual gameplay for the mobile game device well before the era of smartphone games.