English version

cruise missile

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
cruise missileˌcruise ˈmissile noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 PMWa large explosive weapon that flies close to the ground and can be aimed at something hundreds of kilometres away
Examples from the Corpus
cruise missileThe vehicles that make up a cruise missile flight will emerge regularly from their base and drive around the countryside to practise.Another threat to the F-22, he says, is the cruise missile.A recent example is the termination of the B-1 bomber in favor of the cruise missile.Otherwise, his supply unit would be on the receiving end of a simulated bomb or Tomahawk cruise missile.The Pentagon ordered up cruise missile attacks from two of the six cruise-missile equipped warships on patrol in the Persian Gulf.
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