ballistic Definition

  • 1relating to projectiles or their flight.
  • 2moving under the force of gravity only.
  • 3having an angry outburst; frenzied.

Using ballistic: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "ballistic" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The missile was launched at a ballistic trajectory.

  • Example

    The ball was thrown in a ballistic motion.

  • Example

    He went ballistic when he saw the mess in the kitchen.

ballistic Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with ballistic

  • a missile that is capable of traveling long distances and is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target


    The country tested a new ballistic missile last week.

  • a piece of body armor designed to provide protection from ballistic threats


    The police officer was wearing a ballistic vest during the operation.

  • a thick, tough synthetic fabric used for luggage, sportswear, and other applications requiring durability


    The backpack is made of ballistic nylon, making it resistant to wear and tear.


Summary: ballistic in Brief

The term 'ballistic' [bəˈlɪstɪk] refers to projectiles or their flight, such as a ballistic missile. It can also describe a frenzied or uncontrollable outburst, as in 'He went ballistic when he saw the mess in the kitchen.' 'Ballistic' extends into phrases like 'ballistic vest,' and 'ballistic nylon,' denoting materials that are tough and durable.

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