Definition of cruise missile in English:

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cruise missile

Pronunciation: /ˈˌkro͞oz ˈmisəl/


A low-flying missile that is guided to its target by an on-board computer.
Example sentences
  • The Tomahawk cruise missile carries up to 1,000 lb of high explosive, flies at close to 600 mph, and has a range of 1,000 miles.
  • With one hand on a joystick and eyes on a video screen, a bomb can be dropped here, a cruise missile targeted there.
  • Another potential threat is a cruise missile, or even ICBM, launched from land and targeted at our larger ships at sea by satellites.

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Syllabification: cruise mis·sile

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