antimissile

[an-tee-mis-uhl, an-tahy- or, esp. British, -mis-ahyl] Military.
adjective
1.
designed or used in defense against guided enemy missiles.
noun
2.
a ballistic device for seeking and destroying enemy missiles.
Also, anti-missile.


Origin:
1955–60; anti- + missile

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antimissile (ˌæntɪˈmɪsaɪl)
 
adj
1.  relating to defensive measures against missile attack: an antimissile system
 
n
2.  Also called: antimissile missile, AMM a defensive missile used to intercept and destroy attacking missiles

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