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V-2

or V-two

[ vee-too ]

noun

, plural V-2's.
  1. a liquid-fueled rocket used as a ballistic missile by the Germans, mainly against London, late in World War II.


V-2

noun

  1. a rocket-powered ballistic missile invented by the Germans in World War II: used esp to bombard London. It used ethanol as fuel and liquid oxygen as the oxidizer


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Word History and Origins

Origin of V-21

see V-1
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Example Sentences

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

Bannister once described to me the firing of a prototype V-2.

If the first jar be discharged into the second, V, since the capacity is now doubled, falls to V/2.

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