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antiballistic missile a missile designed to meet and destroy a ballistic missile in flight.
ballistic missile a long-range missile that reaches its target by falling freely at extremely high speed along a precalculated trajectory.
cruise missile a long-range guided missile, propelled by a jet or rocket and capable of being launched from an aircraft, ship, or submarine.
guided missile a missile that is capable of being guided throughout its flight until arrival at its target. (See ballistic missile.)
MX missile any of a system of U.S. intercontinental ballistic missiles, each having ten warheads; MX.