throw weight


Definition of throw weight

: the maximum payload of an ICBM

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Past warfare was described primarily by tonnage and throw weights, because precision was almost nonexistent. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "Google’s Anti-Pentagon Decision Will Kill More People," 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, "Google’s Anti-Pentagon Decision Will Kill More People," 29 July 2018 Troy Joe, a Toronto musician, posted videos on Instagram of the woman swinging and throwing weights around the gym and destroying equipment. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "She asked to use the gym but wasn't a member. Then the destruction began, video shows," 11 June 2018 Video shows the woman throwing weights at a mirror. Jared Leone, ajc, "Woman goes on rampage at gym, uses weights to destroy treadmill, police say," 10 June 2018 Police responded to LifeTime Fitness in Boca Raton last Wednesday after a gym patron told a dispatcher that Incognito threw weights and threatened to harm him. A.j. Perez, USA TODAY, "Richie Incognito won't be charged for gym altercation in Florida," 30 May 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, "In World War II, San Francisco’s namesake ship was a Navy hero," 25 May 2018 An alliance between UAB Health System and Mobile-based Infirmary Health clearly has potential to impact health care in Alabama, starting with the sheer throw weight of a $4 billion-per-year combined budget. Lawrence Specker,, "UAB-Infirmary Health alliance could have big impact on Alabama care," 29 Mar. 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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