: a rocket-propelled bomb of German invention

Word History

Etymology

German, abbreviation for Vergeltungswaffe 2, literally, reprisal weapon 2

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of V-2 was in 1944

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Cite this Entry

“V-2.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/V-2. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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