air-breathing missile


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air-breathing missile

[′er ′brēth·iŋ ′mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A missile having an engine that requires air intake for combustion of its fuel, such as a ramjet or turbojet; it cannot operate beyond the atmosphere.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.