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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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When the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle went to sea this fall for certification trials of its new anti-missile defense system (see "Missle Monitor," p.
Other forces were also at work: the Cuban missle crisis, the thrill of seeing Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, Watergate, the Iranian hostage crisis, the election of Ronald Reagan as president, the collapse of the Soviet Union, wars and threats of wars around the globe, the economic boom of the 1990s, and the dramatic increase in Americans registering not as Democrats or Republicans, but as independents or with third parties.
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None of them disappoint, but his "This Is That," a poem of ten ten- line stanzas with two objects in each line, is truly exceptional--"the facile the fossil / the missle the fissle / the art the heart attack"--and not soon to be forgotten.
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The shape is like that of a missle. The shape is not so important, like the one they gave you as a gift yesterday.
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As it went past, high in the sky, a tornado-like funnel of water rose up from the surface of the ocean to meet it as if an anti-aircraft missle had been aimed from the depths to shoot the plane out of the sky.
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