guided missile


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. guide word,
  2. guideboard,
  3. guidebook,
  4. guided,
  5. guided imagery,
  6. guided missile cruiser,
  7. guided wave,
  8. guideline,
  9. guidepost,
  10. guider

Origin of guided missile

First recorded in 1940–45

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Examples 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.

    Space Tug|Murray Leinster


British Dictionary definitions for guided missile

guided missile

noun

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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