Meaning of BALLISTIC in English

BALLISTIC

/ bəˈlɪstɪk; NAmE / adjective

connected with ballistics

IDIOMS

- go ballistic

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WORD ORIGIN

late 18th cent.: from ballista a catapult used in ancient warfare for hurling large stones + -ic .

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