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MIRV

Syllabification: MIRV
Pronunciation: /mərv
 
/

Definition of MIRV in English:

noun

A type of intercontinental nuclear missile carrying several independent warheads.

Origin

1960s: acronym from Multiple Independently targeted Re-entry Vehicle.

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