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or V-one

[vee-wuhn] /ˈviˈwʌn/
noun, plural V-1's.
a robot bomb developed by the Germans in World War II and launched from bases on the ground, chiefly against England.
Origin of V-1
< German V(ergeltungswaffe) retaliation weapon Unabridged
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  • There were newsreel shots of V-1 and V-2 being blasted from their takeoff ramps and a montage of later experimental models.

    The Old Die Rich Horace Leonard Gold
British Dictionary definitions for V-1


a robot bomb invented by the Germans in World War II: used esp to bombard London. It was propelled by a pulsejet Also called doodlebug, buzz bomb, flying bomb
Word Origin
from German Vergeltungswaffe revenge weapon
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German Vergeltungswaffe 1 (vengeance weapon 1)
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