guided missile

noun

Definition of guided missile

: a missile whose course may be altered during flight (as by a target-seeking radar device)

Examples of guided missile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One major increase has been in submarines, primarily in the new Borei class missile submarines and Yasen class guided missile submarines. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 19 Oct. 2021 And like guided missiles, each type has evolved to seek and destroy a specific type of bacteria. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 26 May 2020 The attacks used guided missiles and in this instance, Iran appeared to have intentionally aimed the strikes away from Americans on the base, the official said. Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg.com, 8 Jan. 2020 Meanwhile, the Navy version will likely equip Arleigh Burke-class guided missile cruisers, Ticonderoga-class destroyers, and possibly the new Zumwalt class stealth destroyers. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 24 Mar. 2020 Viewers around the world watched as laser guided missiles, launched from US war machines, found and devastated their targets. Eli Jelly-schapiro, The New York Review of Books, 15 Feb. 2020 Last month, Congress appropriated $5.1 billion for three Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers, which Collins says will support jobs in the defense industry, including Bath Iron Works, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and Pratt & Whitney. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, 8 Jan. 2020 Subsonic guided missiles like cruise missiles are relatively easy to shoot down. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 26 Dec. 2019 This capability would prove incredibly useful for any long-distance human endeavor, including guiding missiles to a target on another continent, as the Cold War would soon demand. Greg Miller, Smithsonian, 23 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of guided missile

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Guided missile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guided%20missile. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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