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ballistic missile Syllabification: bal·lis·tic mis·sile

Definition of ballistic missile in English:

noun

A missile with a high, arching trajectory, that is initially powered and guided but falls under gravity onto its target. Compare with guided.
Example sentences
  • These include cruise missiles and ballistic missiles of longer ranges and greater accuracy.
  • The Nazis also of course used cruise missiles and ballistic missiles long before anyone else.
  • The basic idea is to combine OTH radar with ballistic missiles to target ships.

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