cruise missile

noun

Definition of cruise missile

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

1959

First Known Use of cruise missile

1959


CRUISE MISSILE Defined for English Language Learners

cruise missile

noun

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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