Definition of warhead in English:


Syllabification: war·head
Pronunciation: /ˈwôrˌhed


  • The explosive head of a missile, torpedo, or similar weapon.
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    • The missile warhead incorporates a dynamically compensated shaped and copper lined charge.
    • On explosion, the warhead produces a great fragmentation effect and shock wave.
    • And let's keep in mind the ultimate weapon of a terrorist is a nuclear warhead on a missile.

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