guided missile

/gaɪdɪd ˌmɪsəl/

Other forms: guided missiles

Definitions of guided missile
  1. noun
    a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
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    ABM, antiballistic missile
    a defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles
    V-1, buzz bomb, doodlebug, flying bomb, robot bomb
    a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb
    a guided missile developed by the French government for use against ships
    space probe
    a rocket-propelled guided missile that can escape the earth's atmosphere; makes observations of the solar system that cannot be made by terrestrial observation
    SAM, surface-to-air missile
    a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target
    a man-portable surface-to-air missile
    a portable low altitude surface-to-air missile system using infrared guidance and an impact fuse; fired from the shoulder
    type of:
    a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
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