or V-two

[ vee-too ]

noun,plural V-2's.
  1. a liquid-fueled rocket used as a ballistic missile by the Germans, mainly against London, late in World War II.

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How to use V-2 in a sentence

  • 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
  • Bannister once described to me the firing of a prototype V-2.

    What Need of Man? | Harold Calin
  • If the first jar be discharged into the second, V, since the capacity is now doubled, falls to V/2.

British Dictionary definitions for V-2


  1. a rocket-powered ballistic missile invented by the Germans in World War II: used esp to bombard London. It used ethanol as fuel and liquid oxygen as the oxidizer

Origin of V-2

see V-1

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