cruise missile

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of cruise missile

: a guided missile that has a terrain-following radar system and that flies at moderate speed and low altitude

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First Known Use of cruise missile

1959


CRUISE MISSILE Defined for English Language Learners

cruise missile

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Definition of cruise missile for English Language Learners

  • : a large military weapon that flies close to the ground and is directed to a specific place to explode


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