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English definition of “missile”

missile

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmɪsaɪl/ US  /ˈmɪsəl/
WEAPON an explosive weapon that can travel long distances through the air: nuclear missiles a missile attackArms and munitions in generalBombs and missiles
OBJECT an object that is thrown through the air to hit someone or somethingArms and munitions in general
(Definition of missile from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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