ballistic missile

noun
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of ballistic missile

: a missile guided in the ascent of a high-arch trajectory and freely falling in the descent

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1950

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Definition of ballistic missile for English Language Learners

  • : a weapon that is shot through the sky over a great distance and then falls to the ground and explodes


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