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muzzle velocity

noun, Ordnance.
1.
the speed of a projectile, usually expressed in feet or meters per second, as it leaves the muzzle of a gun.
Origin of muzzle velocity
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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  • If the muzzle velocity is normal, no correction is made for velocity.

    The Gunner's Examiner Harold E. Cloke
  • The muzzle velocity has been calculated to be 1,968 ft. per second.

  • Neither in muzzle energy, muzzle velocity, nor consequently in range was it any match for the French weapon.

  • The torpedo has within it an eight-inch gun, capable of exploding a shell with a muzzle velocity of about 1,000 feet a second.

    America's War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell
  • I remember that my business is going to the dogs at a muzzle velocity of about five thousand feet a second.

    The Title Arnold Bennett
  • If, however, the muzzle velocity is not normal, he makes a correction for muzzle velocity in a similar manner as for other data.

    The Gunner's Examiner Harold E. Cloke
  • The bar is set with the index at zero, and the trammel is set at the muzzle velocity used in the computation for the shot.

    The Gunner's Examiner Harold E. Cloke
  • The pointer now indicates the muzzle velocity to be used in computing the next shot.

    The Gunner's Examiner Harold E. Cloke
  • The muzzle velocity to be used for the first shot will be marked in a similar manner as directed by the range officer.

    The Gunner's Examiner Harold E. Cloke
  • In the eighteenth century, a 24-pounder smoothbore could develop a muzzle velocity of about 1,700 feet per second.

British Dictionary definitions for muzzle velocity

muzzle velocity

noun
1.
the velocity of a projectile as it leaves a firearm's muzzle
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