Meaning of “missile” - Learner’s Dictionary

missile

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈmɪsaɪl/ US  /ˈmɪsəl/
WEAPON

an explosive weapon that can travel long distances through the air:

nuclear missiles
a missile attack
OBJECT

an object that is thrown through the air to hit someone or something

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