antiballistic missile

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antiballistic missile
 
n
ABM a missile designed to destroy an incoming ballistic missile before it reaches its target

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antiballistic missile [(an-tee-buh-lis-tik, an-teye-buh-lis-tik)]

A defensive missile, designed to destroy a ballistic missile in flight.

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