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Definition of the noun Railgun

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  1. An electromagnetic gun that uses a large electrical current passing through, and propelling a bridge down a track of two conductive rails.
  2. A railway gun.


Railgun: A railgun is an electrically powered electromagnetic projectile launcher based on similar principles to the homopolar motor. A railgun comprises a pair of parallel conducting rails, along which a sliding armature is accelerated by the electromagnetic effects of a current that flows down one rail, into the armature and then back along the other rail.

  • also known as 磁軌砲

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Google previewMetasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook (2012)

by Abhinav Singh

Railgun is a particular Ruby command interpreter that can be used to make remote DLL calls to the compromised target. Remote DLL calls are...

Google previewElectricity and Magnetism (2013)

by Edward M. Purcell, David J. Morin

A railgun is a device that uses the qv X B Lorentz force, instead of an explosive, to accelerate a projectile. The gun consists of two parallel conducting rails with a conducting object spanning the gap between them. This object (which is the ...

Google previewCan Star Systems Be Explored? (2007)

The Physics of Star Probes by Lawrence B. Crowell

Yet the railgun is a way that nano- bots might be sent to the stars. A magnetic field induces a force on a moving particle,.

Google previewNew Horizon Player's Guide 2nd Edition

by Michal Lysek, Ian Stewart, Stephen Mayo

Railgun: A railgun is an entirely electrical gun that accelerates a conductive projectile along a pair of metal rails, in the same way as a homopolar motor. Railgun Gauss Gun: The Gauss Gun, also known as a Coilgun (electromagnetic pulse ...

Google previewMars (2009)

Prospective Energy and Material Resources by Viorel Badescu

A railgun is a form of gun that converts electrical energy (rather than the more conventional chemical energy from an explosive propellant) into projectile kinetic energy. It is not to be confused with a coilgun (Gauss gun). Rail guns use magnetic ...

Google previewIssues in Mechanical Engineering: 2013 Edition (2013)

According to news originating from Columbia, Missouri, by VerticalNews correspondents, researchers stated “A railgun is a high-speed mechatronic system that is often modeled as an armature moving on a conductive elastic rail integrated ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of SDI (1988)

by Harry Waldman

electromagnetic railgun, land-based: One of three SDI research programs that will evaluate kinetic-energy technology. This program aims to demonstrate launchings ...

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

ortiny metal rods,pellets, or shaped shells (fired by electromagnetic railgun systems.) Even tiny grainsofsand, explosively dispersedintoa cloud ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Space and Astronomy (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

or tiny metal rods, pellets, or shaped shells (fired by electromagnetic railgun systems.) Even tiny grains of sand, explosively dispersed into a ...

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Railgun Meaning

Video shows what railgun means. An electromagnetic gun that uses a large electrical current for propelling a projectile down a track of two conductive rails.

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Scrabble value of R1A1I1L1G2U1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of RAILGUN

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