Missile

Mis"sile

, n. [L. missile.] 1. A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projected, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet.
[1913 Webster]

2. A rocket-propelled device designed to fly through the air and deliver a warhead of explosive materials to a target.
[PJC]

Numerous types of rocket-propelled missile{2} are now used in modern warfare. Some types with names indicating their range or function are: antiaircraft missile; ballistic missile; cruise missile; antiballistic missile missile; air-to-air missile; air-to-ground missile; guided missile; intercontinental ballistic missile (IBM); intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM); surface-to-air missile.

 

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