Meaning of “ballistic missile” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “ballistic missile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ballistic missilenoun [ C ]

us /bəˈlɪs·tɪk ˈmɪs·əl/

a missile (= flying weapon) that is powered as it rises, but then falls without being controlled

(Definition of “ballistic missile” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)