missile - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈmɪsaɪl/

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/ˈmɪs(ə)l/
singularmissile
pluralmissiles
  1. a weapon that travels under its own power for long distances and explodes when it hits its target

    a nuclear missile

    The motive for the missile attack was not initially clear.

    1. a.
      an object that is thrown or fired at someone or something