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missile

noun [C]     /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.Bombs and missiles formal any object that is thrown with the intention of causing injury or damage: Stones, bottles, and other missiles were thrown at the police.Bombs and missiles
(Definition of missile noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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