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English definition of “missile”

missile

noun [C]  /ˈmɪs·əl/ us  
a flying weapon that has its own engine and can travel a long distance before exploding at the place at which it has been aimed: a nuclear missile a guided missile A missile can also be any object that is thrown with the intention of causing injury or damage: Rioters hurled missiles at the police.
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