Meaning of BALLISTIC in English


bal ‧ lis ‧ tic /bəˈlɪstɪk/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Date: 1900-2000 ; Origin: ballistic 'of ballistics' (18-21 centuries) , from Latin ballista 'weapon for throwing large rocks' , from Greek , from ballein 'to throw' ]

go ballistic spoken to suddenly become very angry:

I couldn’t believe it! She went ballistic just because there were peas in her pasta.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.