ballistic missile

Definitions of ballistic missile
  1. noun
    a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target
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    ICBM, intercontinental ballistic missile
    a ballistic missile that is capable of traveling from one continent to another
    a strategic weapon system using a guided missile of intercontinental range; missiles are equipped with nuclear warheads and dispersed in hardened silos
    type of:
    a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
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