English version

ballistic missile

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
ballistic missilebalˌlistic ˈmissile noun [countable]  PMWa powerful weapon that can travel extremely long distances, and that flies very high up into the sky and then back down to earth, where it explodes
Examples from the Corpus
ballistic missileHe realized that the Soviets were just as capable of adapting a ballistic missile to carry satellites as he was.
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