strategic nuclear weapon


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strategic nuclear weapon

[strə′tē·jik ′nü·klē·ər ′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
A nuclear weapon which is programmed primarily for use against strategic targets in strategic nuclear war.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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