guided missile


an aerial missile, as a rocket, steered during its flight by radio signals, clockwork controls, etc.


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Origin of guided missile

First recorded in 1940–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for guided missile

  • Guided-missile control systems were already in mass production.

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  • He had helped load four guided-missile launching tubes, and he had been brought up to date on the state of things in the Platform.

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British Dictionary definitions for guided missile

guided missile


a missile, esp one that is rocket-propelled, having a flight path controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal preset or self-actuating homing devicesSee also command guidance, field guidance, homing guidance, inertial guidance, terrestrial guidance
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