V-1

or V-one

[ vee-wuhn ]
/ ˈviˈwʌn /

noun, plural V-1's.

a robot bomb developed by the Germans in World War II and launched from bases on the ground, chiefly against England.

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Origin of V-1

< German V(ergeltungswaffe) retaliation weapon
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Example sentences from the Web for v-1

  • There were newsreel shots of V-1 and V-2 being blasted from their takeoff ramps and a montage of later experimental models.

    The Old Die Rich|Horace Leonard Gold

British Dictionary definitions for v-1

V-1

noun

a robot bomb invented by the Germans in World War II: used esp to bombard London. It was propelled by a pulsejetAlso called: doodlebug, buzz bomb, flying bomb

Word Origin for V-1

from German Vergeltungswaffe revenge weapon
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