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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
warheadwar‧head /ˈwɔːhed $ ˈwɔːr-/ noun [countable]  PMWthe explosive part at the front of a missilenuclear/chemical etc warhead
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warheadThe campaign's agenda of Trident, conversion, test bans and warhead convoys is plenty wide enough.Indeed, fusion bombs and warheads must be periodically disassembled and recharged with fresh tritium.They might as well have been armed with nerf warheads.Each tube can hold a Trident missile with up to eight nuclear warheads that can be flung 4,000 nautical miles.At worst, they can sink or lose their nuclear warheads at sea.That would make decoys irrelevant, because the explosion would take out warhead and decoys alike over a wide area.If he believes in friendship and partnership, at whom will we be pointing the Trident warheads?nuclear/chemical etc warheadAnd nuclear warheads seem to be the weapon or toy of choice for all those involved.The Soviet Union, however, once loaded the missile with a 1-megaton nuclear warhead.Senior ministers and officials are urgently considering cutting back on the number of nuclear warheads carried by Britain's powerful submarines.The proportions of the mix in the Reagan/Brezhnev head are based on the number of nuclear warheads in each leader's arsenal.At worst, they can sink or lose their nuclear warheads at sea.The Citadel was where nuclear warheads were made.It revealed 10,000 chemical bombs, as well as 50 Scud missiles, including at least 30 with chemical warheads for long-range missiles.
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