air-launched cruise missile

[ air-lawncht, -lahncht ]
/ ˈɛərˌlɔntʃt, -ˌlɑntʃt /

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 2500 miles (4023 km). Abbreviation: ALCM, A.L.C.M. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019