throw weight

noun

Definition of throw weight

: the maximum payload of an ICBM

Examples of throw weight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to condemning voting proposals in dozens of states, activists wantcompanies to testify in front of legislators, withdraw financial support from lawmakers who support them, and throw weight behind federal election reform legislation. Author: Hannah Denham, Jena Mcgregor, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2021 In addition to condemning voting proposals in dozens of states, activists want companies to testify in front of legislators, withdraw financial support from lawmakers who support them, and throw weight behind federal election reform legislation. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2021 And the throw weight of a warhead of a mobile missile? CBS News, 1 Jan. 2020 Past warfare was described primarily by tonnage and throw weights, because precision was almost nonexistent. Andy Kessler, WSJ, 29 July 2018 During the Cold War, the U.S. and Russia often negotiated over throw weight, the payload that a missile carries—power over precision. Andy Kessler, WSJ, 29 July 2018 Only in desperation would a heavy cruiser such as the San Francisco engage with a battleship, whose 14-inch guns had five times the throw weight of the U.S. ship’s. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of throw weight

1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Throw weight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throw%20weight. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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