MIRV

noun
\ ˈmərv How to pronounce MIRV (audio) \

Definition of MIRV

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a missile with two or more warheads designed to strike separate enemy targets also : any of the warheads of such a missile

MIRV

verb
MIRVed; MIRVing

Definition of MIRV (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to equip with MIRV warheads

intransitive verb

: to arm one's forces with MIRVs

First Known Use of MIRV

Noun

1967, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1968, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for MIRV

Noun

multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle

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“MIRV.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/MIRV. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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