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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. [1913 Webster]

2. Pertaining to ballistics[2], or to a projectile in a gravitational field. [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. frenzied; very angry; -- used mostly in the phrase

{go ballistic}. [Colloq.] [PJC]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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