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intermediate range ballistic missile

noun
1.
any supersonic missile that has a range of 800 to 1500 nautical miles (1500 to 2800 km) and follows a ballistic trajectory after a powered, guided launching.
Abbreviation: IRBM, I.R.B.M.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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intermediate range ballistic missile

noun
1.
a missile that follows a ballistic trajectory with a medium range, normally of the order of 750–1500 miles IRBM
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