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missile

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɪs.aɪl/ us    /-əl/
C2 a flying weapon that has its own engine so that it can travel a long distance before exploding at the place that it has been aimed at: a missile launcher Missile attacks on the capital resumed at dawn. formal any object that is thrown with the intention of causing injury or damage: Stones, bottles, and other missiles were thrown at the police.
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