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air-launched cruise missile

[ air-lawncht, -lahncht ]
/ ˈɛərˌlɔntʃt, -ˌlɑntʃt /
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noun Military.

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 2,500 miles (4,023 km). Abbreviations: ALCM, A.L.C.M.

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