antimissile missile


Definition of antimissile missile

: a missile for intercepting another missile in flight especially : antiballistic missile

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First Known Use of antimissile missile

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Antimissile missile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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