muzzle velocity


noun Ordnance.

the speed of a projectile, usually expressed in feet or meters per second, as it leaves the muzzle of a gun.

Nearby words

  1. muzorewa,
  2. muztag,
  3. muztagata,
  4. muzz,
  5. muzzle,
  6. muzzle-loader,
  7. muzzleloader,
  8. muzzler,
  9. muzzy,
  10. muñoz marín

Origin of muzzle velocity

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for muzzle velocity

muzzle velocity

noun

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