ballistic missile


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. 2013.

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  • ballistic missile — Missile Mis sile, n. [L. missile.] 1. A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projected, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet. [1913 Webster] 2. A rocket propelled device designed to fly through the air and deliver a warhead of explosive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballistic missile — al*lis tic mis sile, n. A rocket propelled missile of long range which is guided only during the powered portion of its flight, which usually takes only a small part of the total flight time; contrasted with {guided missile}. Note: Ballistic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballistic missile — n. a long range missile that is propelled to high speed and may be guided for a part of its flight, but is a free falling object as it approaches its target: see GUIDED MISSILE …   English World dictionary

  • ballistic missile — ► NOUN ▪ a missile which is initially powered and guided but falls under gravity on to its target …   English terms dictionary

  • Ballistic missile — Diagram of V 2, the first ballistic missile. A ballistic missile is a missile that follows a sub orbital ballistic flightpath with the objective of delivering one or more warheads to a predetermined target. The missile is only guided during the… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • ballistic missile — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ballistic missile : singular ballistic missile plural ballistic missiles a type of missile that travels long distances and cannot be controlled after it has been launched • See: guided missile …   English dictionary

  • ballistic missile — balistinė raketa statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. ballistic missile vok. ballistische Rakete, f rus. баллистическая ракета, f pranc. fusée balistique, f; missile balistique, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • ballistic missile — balistinė raketa statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Raketa, kurios pakilimas nepriklauso nuo aerodinaminės paviršiaus formos ir kuri skrieja balistine trajektorija po to, kai varomoji jėga yra nutraukta. atitikmenys: angl. ballistic missile… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • ballistic missile — noun Ballistic missile is used before these nouns: ↑submarine …   Collocations dictionary

  • ballistic missile — balistinė raketa statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Raketa, kuri skrieja balistine trajektorija, kai varomoji jėga yra nutraukta; jos trajektorija susideda iš aktyviojo ir pasyviojo ruožų. Aktyviajame trajektorijos ruože balistinė raketa skrieja …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas


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