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missileman

[ mis-uhl-muhn or, especially British, -ahyl- ]
/ ˈmɪs əl mən or, especially British, -aɪl- /
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noun, plural mis·sile·men.

a person who builds, designs, launches, or operates guided missiles.
a technician or scientist whose work pertains to missilery.

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Also called missileer.

Origin of missileman

First recorded in 1950–55; missile + -man
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