a missile designed to destroy an incoming ballistic missile before it reaches its targetAbbreviation: ABM
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Culture definitions for antiballistic missile
[ (an-tee-buh-lis-tik, an-teye-buh-lis-tik) ]
A defensive missile, designed to destroy a ballistic missile in flight.
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