Meaning of “ballistic missile” in the English Dictionary

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"ballistic missile" in British English

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ballistic missilenoun [ C ]

uk /bəˌlɪs.tɪk ˈmɪs.aɪl/ us /bəˌlɪs.tɪk ˈmɪs.əl/

a missile (= flying weapon) that has power in order to direct it on its flight, but that continues and falls towards its target without power

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

"ballistic missile" in American English

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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)