or an·ti-mis·sile

[an-tee-mis-uh l, an-tahy- or, esp. British, -mis-ahyl]Military
  1. a ballistic device for seeking and destroying enemy missiles.

Origin of antimissile

First recorded in 1955–60; anti- + missile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. relating to defensive measures against missile attackan antimissile system
  1. Also called: antimissile missile a defensive missile used to intercept and destroy attacking missilesAbbreviation: AMM
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