What does ballistic missile mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ballistic missile(noun)

    a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target


  1. ballistic missile(Noun)

    A missile that is initially guided, but then follows a ballistic (freely falling) trajectory.


  1. Ballistic missile

    A ballistic missile is a missile that follows a ballistic flightpath with the objective of delivering one or more warheads to a predetermined target. Shorter range ballistic missiles stay within the Earth's atmosphere, while longer range ones are designed to spend some of their flight time above the atmosphere and are thus considered sub-orbital.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. ballistic missile

    Any missile which does not rely upon aerodynamic surfaces to produce lift and consequently follows a ballistic trajectory when thrust is terminated. See also aerodynamic missile; guided missile.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ballistic missile in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ballistic missile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hossein Jaberi Ansari:

    The U.S. sanctions against Iran's ballistic missile programme ... have no legal or moral legitimacy.

  2. Bruce Bennett:

    The North doesn't seem to be quite at the place to test an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile).

  3. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    The Iran ballistic missile program has been ... a source of concern for years ... and it continues to be.

  4. Taylor Lawrence:

    SM-6 is the only missile in the world that can do both anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defense from sea.

  5. Iran Dempsey:

    Under no circumstances should we relieve pressure on Iran relative to ballistic missile capabilities and arms trafficking.

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