m. i. r. v.

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multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle

noun Military.
a reentry vehicle that breaks up into several nuclear warheads, each capable of reaching a different target. Abbreviation: MIRV, M.I.R.V.
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MIRV (mɜːv)
 
n acronym for
a.  multiple independently targeted re-entry vehicle: a missile that has several warheads, each one being directed to different enemy targets
 b.  any of the warheads

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MIRV
multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle
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