from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A self-propelled missile that can be guided while it is in flight.
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- n. An unmanned, self-propelled vehicle that travels through the air to deliver a warhead to a predetermined point, keeping itself on course by making corrections via its control surfaces.
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- n. a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
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“We might be able to modify one of the lifepods,” Zoe suggested, “transform it into a guided missile and fire that at the warship.”
She was made a pawn and sacrificed, frequently with her pilot, in the Battle of the Atlantic and the vital convoy routes, when she was catapulted or rocket-exploded into the air like a guided missile with no place to come down but the icy winter sea.
The data obtained in reports received are studied in relation to many factors such as guided missile research activity, weather and other atmospheric sounding balloon launchings, commercial and military aircraft flights, flights of migratory birds, and other considerations, to determine possible explanations for sightings.
The Walleye optically guided missile (AGM-62) is initiated into combat in an attack on Sam Lon barracks.