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ballistic pendulum


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ballistic pendulum a physical pendulum consisting of a large mass suspended from a rod; when it is struck by a projectile its displacement is used to measure the projectile's velocity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ballistic pendulum an instrument consisting of a mass of wood or other material suspended as a pendulum, for measuring the force and velocity of projectiles by means of the arc through which their impact impels it.
    • Ballistic pendulum See under Ballistic.
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In literature:

A modification of the ballistic pendulum was also employed by W.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Swing of ballistic pendulum, 2.35 inches.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The experiments were made in the usual manner by firing bullets into a ballistic pendulum, and recording the swing of the pendulum.
"Heroes of Science: Physicists" by William Garnett