Poseidon

Poseidon

[poh-sahyd-n, puh-]
noun
1.
the ancient Greek god of the sea, with the power to cause earthquakes, identified by the Romans with Neptune.
2.
Military. a 34-foot (10-meter), submarine-launched U.S. ballistic missile with up to 10 warheads and a range of 2800 miles (4502 km).
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Poseidon (pɒˈsaɪdən)
 
n
1.  Greek myth Roman counterpart: Neptune the god of the sea and of earthquakes; brother of Zeus, Hades, and Hera. He is generally depicted in art wielding a trident
2.  a US submarine-launched ballistic missile

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Poseidon [(puh-seyed-n)]

The Greek name for Neptune, the god in classical mythology who ruled the sea.

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