warhead

Definitions of warhead
  1. noun
    the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
    synonyms: load, payload
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    types:
    atomic warhead, nuclear warhead, nuke, thermonuclear warhead
    the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
    type of:
    explosive
    a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
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