a 40 feet (12 meters) U.S. surface-to-air missile effective at medium to high altitudes and having a range of more than 87 miles (140 kilometers).
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use Nike Hercules in a sentence
In the wake of the New Jersey tragedy, the Army assured the public that elaborate precautions were taken in the design and handling of the Nike Hercules and that an accidental nuclear explosion was unlikely.During the Cold War, D.C. was ringed by Nike missile sites. One had an accident. | John Kelly | October 16, 2021 | Washington Post