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missile

[′mis·əl]
(ordnance)
Any object that is, or is designed to be, thrown, dropped, projected, or propelled, for the purpose of making it strike a target; examples are guided missile and ballistic missile.

missile

missile
An air-to-air missile.
Any object thrown, dropped, fired, launched, propelled, or other-wise projected with the purpose of striking a target. Short for ballistic missile or guided missile. The various types of missiles are air-to-air (short and/or close combat, medium range, long range, and beyond visual range, or BVR), air-to-ground, air-to-sea, surface-to-air (short, medium, and long range), cruise, and ballistic missiles.
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For a half hour they pursued him with rocks and broken branches, and though he dragged his kill into densest thickets, yet they always found a way to reach him with their missiles, giving him no opportunity to feed, and driving him on and on.
He was very savage indeed; but his despoilers were well out of his reach, and after hurling a few taunts and missiles at him they swung away through the trees, fiercely reviling him.
Numa turned to flee, but his way was barred by a fusilade of sharp-cornered missiles, and then, upon the edge of the clearing, great Taug met him with a huge fragment of rock as large as a man's head, and down went the Lord of the Jungle beneath the stunning blow.
This, however, did not suit the ape-man, since Numa now suffered an occasional missile with no more than a snarl, while he settled himself to partake of his delayed feast.
While imitating the movements of his companions, and toiling his way upward with the utmost caution, and not without great inward tribulation, the eye of the naturalist had caught a glimpse of an unknown plant, a few yards above his head, and in a situation more than commonly exposed to the missiles which the girls were unceasingly hurling in the direction of the assailants.
The mate cursed him in the darkness, and the next moment some missile struck the galley a sharp rap.
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE -- NASA is studying a Navy missile designed to shoot down enemy cruise missiles and aircraft for possible use in high-speed aeronautics research.
There are ways that they (adversaries) can use missiles and weapons of mass destruction married to those missiles to coerce and even blackmail the United States and our allies around the world," Obering said.
The system would consist of a gunner's station with between 6 and 16 missiles mounted on a Multi-Utility Tactical Truck (MUTT).
1 reason launchers have problems is that crews slam missiles in place.