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Ballistics  n.  
The science or art of hurling missile weapons by the use of an engine.
The science treating the motion of projectiles in flight, especially when they are in free fall within the earth's gravitational field.
The study of the characteristics of a cartridge fired from a firearm, and of the processes occurring during the discharge of a firearm.
The division within a police department which studies the characteristics of cartridges fired from a firearm; the ballistics department. The characteristics of the weapons and bullets fired may be used as evidence in criminal investigations.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Ballistics" Quotes from Famous Books

... Strawn. "Bullet from a Colt's .32," he said grimly. "I suggest you send one of your men around to the Marshall home to pick up a bullet that was shot in their damned target practice. If you send the two bullets tonight, registered mail, to Wright, the ballistics expert in Chicago, he can probably wire you tomorrow morning as to whether the same gun was ...
— Murder at Bridge • Anne Austin

Words linked to "Ballistics" :   trajectory, kinetics, ballistic trajectory, ballistic

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