Mis"sile, n. [L. missile.]
A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projected, as a
lance, an arrow, or a bullet.
Mis"sile (?), a. [L. missils,
fr. mittere, missum, to cause to go, to send, to throw;
cf. Lith. mesti to throw: cf. F. missile. Cf.
Admit, Dismiss, Mass the religious service,
Message, Mission.] Capable of being thrown;
adapted for hurling or to be projected from the hand, or from any
instrument or engine, so as to strike an object at a
We bend the bow, or wing the missile