missilenoun [ C ]uk /ˈmɪs.aɪl/ us /ˈmɪs.əl/
a missile launcher
- These guns will destroy or disable any incoming missile.
- President Kennedy made his reputation with his handling of the Cuban missile crisis.
- The missile homed in on the ship.
- The new missile is faster and more manoeuvrable than previous models.
- The missile strike was devastating - the target was totally obliterated.