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warhead

[wawr-hed] /ˈwɔrˌhɛd/
noun
1.
the forward section of a self-propelled missile, bomb, torpedo, or the like, containing the explosive, chemical, or atomic charge.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; war1 + head
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warhead

/ˈwɔːˌhɛd/
noun
1.
the part of the fore end of a missile or projectile that contains explosives
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Word Origin and History for war heads

warhead

n.

1898, "explosive part of a torpedo," from war + head (n.). Later transferred to any missile (1944).

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