missile gap


noun

a lag in one country's missile production relative to the production of another country.

Nearby words

  1. missense,
  2. missense mutation,
  3. misshape,
  4. misshapen,
  5. missile,
  6. missile, guided,
  7. missileer,
  8. missileman,
  9. missilery,
  10. missing

Origin of missile gap

First recorded in 1955–60

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