Meaning of BALLISTIC in English


— ballistically , adv.

/beuh lis"tik/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to ballistics.

2. having its motion determined or describable by the laws of exterior ballistics.

3. go ballistic , Informal. to become overwrought or irrational: went ballistic over the idea of a tax hike.

[ 1765-75; BALLIST(A) + -IC ]

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