submunition

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noun sub·mu·ni·tion \(ˌ)səb-myü-ˈni-shən\

Definition of submunition

  1. :  any of a group of smaller weapons carried as a warhead by a missile or projectile and expelled as the carrier approaches its target

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1969

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