ballistic pendulum definition

  • adjective:
    • an instrument composed of a mass of timber or other material suspended as a pendulum, for calculating the force and velocity of projectiles by way of the arc by which their particular effect impels it.
  • noun:
    • View under Ballistic.
    • a physical pendulum comprising a big mass suspended from a rod; if it is hit by a projectile its displacement can be used to measure the projectile's velocity

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