What does ballistic pendulum mean?

ballistic pendulum meaning in General Dictionary

a real pendulum composed of a sizable mass suspended from a rod; when it is hit by a projectile its displacement can be used to measure the projectile's velocity

Sentence Examples with the word ballistic pendulum

In particular he carried out an extensive series of experiments in gunnery, embodying his results in his famous treatise on New Principles in Gunnery (1742), which contains a description of his ballistic pendulum (see Chronograph).

View more Sentence Examples