Pershing

[ pur-shing or for 2, -zhing ]
/ ˈpɜr ʃɪŋ or for 2, -ʒɪŋ /

noun

John JosephBlackjack, 1860–1948, U.S. general: commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.
Military.
  1. a 46-ton (42 metric tons) U.S. heavy tank of 1944–52, with a five-man crew and a 90mm gun.
  2. a two-stage surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
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British Dictionary definitions for john j pershing (1 of 2)

Pershing

1
/ (ˈpɜːʃɪŋ) /

noun

John Joseph, nickname Black Jack. 1860–1948, US general. He was commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe (1917–19)

British Dictionary definitions for john j pershing (2 of 2)

Pershing

2

noun

a US ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear or conventional warhead
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