Definition of missile in English:
- He can sell missiles and even nuclear material to other dubious states.
- Here at last was a set of fires as massive and extensive as any that might be generated by nuclear missiles.
- That could entail the deployment of ships carrying the interceptor missiles in the Sea of Japan.
early 17th century (as an adjective in the sense 'suitable for throwing (at a target')): from Latin missile, neuter (used as a noun) of missilis, from miss- 'sent', from the verb mittere.
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