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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A robot bomb deployed by the Germans in World War II.

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  • n. an early cruise missile, powered by a pulse jet, used by Germany in the Second World War

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb

Etymologies

German Vergeltungswaffe eins, retaliation weapon (number) one.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Vergeltungswaffe eins ("retaliation weapon one"). (Wiktionary)

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