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intermediate range ballistic missile

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noun
  1. any supersonic missile that has a range of 800 to 1500 nautical miles (1500 to 2800 km) and follows a ballistic trajectory after a powered, guided launching. Abbreviation: IRBM, I.R.B.M.
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Origin of intermediate range ballistic missile

First recorded in 1955–60
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Related Words for intermediate range ballistic missile

ICBM, IRBM

British Dictionary definitions for intermediate range ballistic missile

intermediate range ballistic missile

noun
  1. a missile that follows a ballistic trajectory with a medium range, normally of the order of 750–1500 milesAbbreviation: IRBM
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