Ballistic

Bal*lis"tic

(), a. 1. Of or pertaining to the ballista, or to the art of hurling stones or missile weapons by means of an engine.
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2. Pertaining to ballistics{2}, or to a projectile in a gravitational field.
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3. frenzied; very angry; -- used mostly in the phrase go ballistic. [Colloq.]
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Ballistic pendulum, an instrument consisting of a mass of wood or other material suspended as a pendulum, for measuring the force and velocity of projectiles by means of the arc through which their impact impels it.
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