un·​guid·​ed ˌən-ˈgī-dəd How to pronounce unguided (audio)
: not guided: such as
: not led by a guide
an unguided tour
: not subject to guidance after launching
an unguided missile

Examples of unguided in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once complete, an unguided shell will be just under three feet long and weigh roughly 100 pounds — 24 pounds of which will be its explosive fill. John Ismay Desiree Rios, New York Times, 29 May 2024 Most Mark 80s dropped over Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos from 1965 to 1973 were unguided weapons that cost a few hundred dollars each. John Ismay, New York Times, 11 May 2024 The monsoon rains will complicate the deployment of the military's air power - a key advantage for the junta - with low cloud cover impacting the use of unguided munitions that are typically used by its air force, said Richard Horsey, the Crisis Group's senior Burma adviser. Fox News, 7 May 2024 The unguided air-to-air rocket was used during the Cold War as a means to intercept Soviet strategic bombers, according to the Air Force Armament Museum Foundation (AFAMF). Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 6 Feb. 2024 Its military has adapted by pairing older unguided artillery with sensors and drones, which can be used to spot targets and refine their shots. Alex Horton, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2024 Yes, most 155-millimeter artillery is unguided and ranges just 15 miles or so with a 25-pound explosive fill. David Axe, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Back in mid-December, Kelly had expressed concern about unguided munitions that Israel was using in Gaza. Morgan Fischer, The Arizona Republic, 12 Jan. 2024 There are currently a couple charter services out of Kotzebue that cater to unguided non-resident hunters. Tyler Freel, Outdoor Life, 3 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1585, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unguided was in 1585

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“Unguided.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unguided. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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