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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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Bousfield says that the old helicopter campus north of North Bay, at the old Bomarc missle site, was sufficient for a while, but a need for more space prompted the construction of the new campus.
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