midcourse

adjective
mid·​course | \ -ˈkȯrs How to pronounce midcourse (audio) \

Definition of midcourse

: being or occurring in the middle part of a course (as of a spacecraft) a midcourse correction

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On the way down As with all ballistic missiles, gravity takes over after the midcourse phase, and the warhead falls toward its target. Gerry Doyle, The Seattle Times, "If missiles are headed to Guam, here is what could stop them," 11 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of midcourse

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

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