Missile

Definition of Missile

Mis´sile
a.1.Capable of being thrown; adapted for hurling or to be projected from the hand, or from any instrument or engine{2}, so as to strike an object at a distance.
We bend the bow, or wing the missile dart.
- Pope.
n.1.A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projected, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet.
2.A rocket-propelled device designed to fly through the air and deliver a warhead of explosive materials to a target.

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