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projectile

noun [C] uk   /prəˈdʒek.taɪl/ us    /-təl/ specialized
an object that is thrown or shot forwards, especially from a weapon: The second projectile exploded after hitting a tank.

projectile

adjective [before noun] uk   /prəˈdʒek.taɪl/ us    /-təl/ specialized
used to describe things that are thrown or shot forwards with great force: projectile weapons projectile vomiting
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