un·​guid·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈgī-dəd How to pronounce unguided (audio) \

Definition of unguided

: not guided: such as
a : not led by a guide an unguided tour
b : not subject to guidance after launching an unguided missile

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More from the Military Handlers start off with a standard, unguided conventional weapon such as the Mk. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Look Inside the Cockpit of a B-2 Bomber for the First Time," 29 Apr. 2019 Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, nestled below the towering Bulldog Cliffs just beneath the dam that forms Saguaro Lake, offers two unguided kayaking trips: one about two hours, the other nearly five. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Summer in Arizona: Locals share 100 fun ways to survive the 100-degree heat in Phoenix," 1 July 2019 Cyclops needs an actor who can capture both a sense of heroism and a purposelessness when unguided. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "Who Can Play the X-Men Now?," 7 June 2019 Customers are told to budget up to four hours for their meal, which includes unguided tours of the kitchen, interactive theater from the chef and second helpings of certain dishes upon request. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "The Kitchen becomes Sacramento’s first and only Michelin-starred restaurant," 3 June 2019 In 2002, BAE Systems created the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System by taking existing unguided 70mm Hydra rockets and placing fins and a laser seeker on them. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Navy Wants Smart Guided Cannon Rounds to Fend Off Iran's Boat Swarms," 20 Jan. 2017 The use of unguided weapons in populated areas, like the barrel bombs dropped by the Syrian regime, looks like deliberate brutality. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "Why the U.S. Is Backing Killer Robots," 14 Sep. 2018 The 227-millimeter rocket system was originally conceived as a way to plaster area targets with grenade-like submunitions dispersed from salvos of unguided rockets. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "F-35, Ground Rocket Launcher Team Up to Destroy Target with Pinpoint Accuracy," 8 Oct. 2018 From touchdown on the landing strip to takeoff on another mission—including refueling and rearming with four 1,000-pound Mk.84 unguided bombs—required only 20 minutes. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The A-10 Warthog Was a Badass Even in This Old-School '70s Film," 3 May 2018

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1585, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unguided

: not controlled or led by anyone or anything : not guided

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