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antiballistic missile:

see guided missileguided missile,
self-propelled, unmanned space or air vehicle carrying an explosive warhead. Its path can be adjusted during flight, either by automatic self-contained controls or remote human control. Guided missiles are powered either by rocket engines or by jet propulsion.
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antiballistic missile

[‚an·tē·bə′lis·tik ′mis·əl]
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Any object thrown, dropped, fired, or otherwise projected with the purpose of intercepting a ballistic missile. Abbreviated ABM.
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