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Missile Mis"sile, a. [L. missils, fr. mittere, missum, to cause to go, to send, to throw; cf. Lith. mesti to throw: cf. F. missile. Cf. Admit, Dismiss, Mass the religious service, Message, Mission.] Capable of being thrown; adapted for hurling or to be projected from the hand, or from any instrument or rngine, so as to strike an object at a distance. We bend the bow, or wing the missile dart. --Pope., Missile Mis"sile, n. [L. missile.] A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projcted, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet.


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- in a modern military usage, a missile is a self-propelled guided weapon system, as opposed to an unguided self-propelled munition,
- a surface-to-air missile (sam), or ground-to-air missile (gtam), is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft
- an intercontinental ballistic missile (icbm) is a ballistic missile with a maximum range of more than 5500 , km typically designed for
- a cruise missile is a guided missile , the major portion of whose flight path to its target (a land-based or sea-based target) is conducted
- a ballistic missile is a missile that follows a ballistic flightpath with the objective of delivering one or more warhead s to a
- an air-to-air missile (aam) is a missile fired from an aircraft for the purpose of destroying another aircraft. range missiles to maintain
- an air-to-surface missile (asm) or air-to-ground missile (agm or atgm) is a missile designed to be launched from military aircraft
- scud is a series of tactical ballistic missile s developed by the soviet union during the cold war . it was exported widely to other
- 26th air defense missile squadron 60px , otis afb , cim-10 bomarc 19591969 , 19591969 , 30th air defense missile squadron 60px ,
- although even short-range missiles allow for a faster and less vulnerable attack, the development of long-range intercontinental ballistic


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