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[murv] /mɜrv/

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. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for m.i.r.v


noun acronym
  1. multiple independently targeted re-entry vehicle: a missile that has several warheads, each one being directed to different enemy targets
  2. any of the warheads
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multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle
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