transcontinental ballistic missile


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transcontinental ballistic missile

[¦tranz‚känt·ən′ent·əl bə′lis·tik ′mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A ballistic missile having a range of at least 12,500 miles (20,000 kilometers), so it can be fired from any point on the earth's surface and reach any surface target.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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