missileer

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

Definition of missileer

Examples of missileer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Air Force pilots and missileers, as well as Navy submarine crews with nuclear missions, belong in that category, as do Army special operations forces tasked with the highest-priority missions. Jennifer Babich, USA TODAY, 14 May 2020 Underground, on those 24-hour missileer shifts, Walmsley learned to withstand an excruciating sort of monotony, to remain focused on nothing for hours on end. New York Times, 11 Feb. 2020 In reality, he had been sent to Montana, assigned to the unenviable position of Air Force missileer. New York Times, 11 Feb. 2020 There, Esper will visit a missile alert facility that houses ICBMs and a launch control center to meet with missileers, maintainers and security personnel. Elizabeth Mclaughlin And, ABC News, 19 Feb. 2020 These are risky tactics at a time when the Persian Gulf is thick with American military aircraft and Iranian missileers are likely to have twitchy trigger fingers. The Economist, 19 July 2019 Associated security forces operate from a building above ground at each missile silo to protect the missileers and their equipment down below. Paul Sonne, Washington Post, 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of missileer

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Missileer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/missileer. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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