Definitions for warheadˈwɔrˌhɛd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the forward section of a missile, bomb, torpedo, or the like, containing the explosive or payload.

    Category: Military

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. warhead, payload, load(noun)

    the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. warhead(noun)ˈwɔrˌhɛd

    the part of a missile that explodes

    a nuclear warhead


  1. warhead(Noun)

    The part of a missile, projectile, torpedo, rocket, or other munition which contains either the nuclear or thermonuclear system, high explosive system, chemical or biological agents, or inert materials intended to inflict damage.


  1. Warhead

    The term warhead refers to the explosive and/or toxic material that is delivered by a missile, rocket, or torpedo.

Translations for warhead

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the explosive section of a missile, torpedo etc

nuclear warheads.

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