balˌlistic ˈmissile

noun [C]
a type of missile that travels long distances

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  • ballistic missile — bal,listic missile noun count a type of missile that travels long distances and cannot be controlled after it has been LAUNCHED ─ compare GUIDED MISSILE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ballistic missile — bal.listic missile n a powerful weapon that can travel extremely long distances, and that flies very high up into the sky and then back down to earth where it explodes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ballistic missile — noun a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target (Freq. 4) • Hypernyms: ↑missile • Hyponyms: ↑intercontinental ballistic missile, ↑ICBM * * * noun, pl ⋯ siles [count] : a weapon that is shot… …   Useful english dictionary

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