Meaning of “projectile” in the English Dictionary

"projectile" in British English

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projectilenoun [ C ]

uk /prəˈdʒek.taɪl/ us /prəˈdʒek.təl/ specialized

an object that is thrown or shot forwards, especially from a weapon:

The second projectile exploded after hitting a tank.

projectileadjective [ before noun ]

uk /prəˈdʒek.taɪl/ us /prəˈdʒek.təl/ specialized

(Definition of “projectile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"projectile" in American English

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projectilenoun [ C ]

us /prəˈdʒek·təl, -ˌtɑɪl/

an object that is thrown or fired, esp. from a weapon

(Definition of “projectile” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)