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[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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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
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from German Vergeltungswaffe revenge weapon
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