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ballistic missilenoun [C]

uk   /bəˌlɪs.tɪk ˈmɪs.aɪl/  us   /bəˌlɪs.tɪk ˈmɪs.əl/
a missile (= ​flyingweapon) that has ​power in ​order to ​direct it on ​itsflight, but that ​continues and ​falls towards ​itstarget without ​power
(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 (= ​flyingweapon) 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)
Translations of “ballistic missile”
in Spanish misil balístico…
in Vietnamese tên lửa đạn đạo…
in Malaysian balistik…
in Thai ขีปนาวุธ…
in French engin balistique…
in German ferngelenktes Raketengeschoß…
in Chinese (Simplified) 弹道导弹…
in Indonesian peluru kendali…
in Chinese (Traditional) 彈道導彈…
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