air-launched cruise missile

[air-lawncht, -lahncht]
noun Military.
  1. a winged, jet-powered missile designed to be launched from an aircraft and to fly toward the target at low altitude on automatic guidance, with a range of almost 2500 miles (4023 km). Abbreviation: ALCM, A.L.C.M.
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