[ an-tee-mis-uh l, an-tahy- or, esp. British, -mis-ahyl ]
/ ˌæn tiˈmɪs əl, ˌæn taɪ- or, esp. British, -ˈmɪs aɪl /
designed or used in defense against guided enemy missiles.
a ballistic device for seeking and destroying enemy missiles.
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Example sentences from the Web for antimissile
Already the U.S. is moving warplanes and antimissile systems to Jordan.
Equipping all jetliners with antimissile technology is neither financially nor logistically feasible.
British Dictionary definitions for antimissile
/ (ˌæntɪˈmɪsaɪl) /
relating to defensive measures against missile attackan antimissile system
Also called: antimissile missile a defensive missile used to intercept and destroy attacking missilesAbbreviation: AMM
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