V-1

V-1

[vee-wuhn]
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.
Also, V-one.


Origin:
< German V(ergeltungswaffe) retaliation weapon

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V-1
 
n
doodlebug, buzz bomb, Also called: flying bomb a robot bomb invented by the Germans in World War II: used esp to bombard London. It was propelled by a pulsejet
 
[from German Vergeltungswaffe revenge weapon]

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V-1
German Vergeltungswaffe 1 (vengeance weapon 1)
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