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Pershing

[ pur-shing or, for 2, -zhing ]
/ ˈpɜr ʃɪŋ or, for 2, -ʒɪŋ /
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noun
John Joseph "Blackjack", 1860–1948, U.S. general: commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.
Military.
  1. a 46-ton (42-metric ton) U.S. heavy tank of 1944–52, with a five-man crew and a 90 mm gun.
  2. a two-stage surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
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British Dictionary definitions for Pershing (1 of 2)

Pershing1
/ (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 Pershing (2 of 2)

Pershing2

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