reentry vehicle


noun

the section of a spacecraft or ballistic missile designed to return to earth.

Nearby words

  1. reenter,
  2. reentering angle,
  3. reentering polygon,
  4. reentrant,
  5. reentry,
  6. reest,
  7. reet,
  8. reevaluate,
  9. reeve,
  10. reexam

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British Dictionary definitions for re-entry vehicle

re-entry vehicle

noun

the portion of a ballistic missile that carries a nuclear warhead and re-enters the earth's atmosphere
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