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guided missile

noun
1.
an aerial missile, as a rocket, steered during its flight by radio signals, clockwork controls, etc.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • Modern guided missile already possible carry with war head of hydrogen bomb and atomic bomb.
  • Then, it launches a laser-guided missile that disintegrates the car in a display of impressively powerful violence.
  • Clever phrasing of a question can steer an answer as certain as a guided missile.
  • Naval strategy is outdated by aircraft-launched guided missile technology.
  • Almost one-half worked in the aircraft and parts and guided missile and space vehicle manufacturing industries.
  • One guided missile later, and my mission is complete.
  • The exhibit displays the first fully automated guided missile employed in combat.
British Dictionary definitions for guided missile

guided missile

noun
1.
a missile, esp one that is rocket-propelled, having a flight path controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal preset or self-actuating homing devices See also command guidance, field guidance, homing guidance, inertial guidance, terrestrial guidance
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