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pro·jec·tile

projectile

 
 
pronunciation:
pr jek taIl [or] pr jek tihl
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part of speech: noun
definition: any object that is thrown, fired, or shot by an outside force or weapon.
The American Revolution was fought with bullets, arrows, and other projectiles.
synonyms:
missile
similar words:
arrow, bullet, dart, lead, shot, torpedo
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The word projectile contains the following parts:
ject, jet, jac Latin root that means throw; lie