mis·​sil·​eer ˌmi-sə-ˈlir How to pronounce missileer (audio)

Examples of missileer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The service has been investigating the issue since reports surfaced in January of at least nine missileers who had served at Malmstrom Air Force Base who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Tara Copp, ajc, 2 May 2023 The Marders meanwhile would sweep along the flanks of the tank formation, dropping off infantry squads to suppress Russian anti-tank missileers and deflect any attempts by the Russians to get around and behind the Challenger 2s. David Axe, Forbes, 3 May 2023 Ukrainian officials suspect that Russian missileers, assisted by electrical engineers and detailed maps of the Ukrainian grid, knew precisely what to target. Marc Santora, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2023 In 2014, a nuclear safety inspections cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana embroiled scores of missileers and officers, and in 2016, investigators busted an LSD drug ring at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. Tara Copp, ajc, 1 Mar. 2023 Still, Ruiz wonders whether his diagnosis is connected to his service as a missileer. Meryl Kornfield, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Feb. 2023 The missileer then discovered the obituary for Holmes, who was also in their operations group. Meryl Kornfield, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Feb. 2023 Barrington began her career as a missileer at the base in 1997. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 July 2021 Guests also are curious about Allen's previous career, as a missileer, or nuclear missile officer, in the U.S. Air Force. Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, 9 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of missileer was in 1958

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“Missileer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/missileer. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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