from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device, such as a bomb or warhead, whose great explosive power derives from the release of nuclear energy.
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- n. A weapon that derives its energy from the nuclear reactions of either fission or fusion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A weapon of great explosive power, such as an atomic bomb or a hydrogen bomb, which depends for most of its explosive power on the release of energy from within atomic nuclei by a nuclear reaction. A fission weapon or a fusion weapon. The term includes atomic shells for cannon.
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- n. a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
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One of the worrisome features of Khan’s story is that while he was not an Islamist ideologue himself, one of the younger scientists working with Khan in the mid-1970s on Pakistan’s program to build a nuclear weapon with stolen technology was Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood, the same pro-Taliban nuclear scientist who more than two decades later would be discussing atomic weaponry with Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.
Payload 1 gravity nuclear weapon or 3 to 6 X 2,000-lb. bombs or 6 to 18 x 1,000-lb. bombs or 13 to 28 x 500-lb. bombs (the larger bomb loads could be carried in B-47E No. 617 and later aircraft with modification kit)
Payload 1 gravity nuclear weapon (when modified) or 4 x 2,000-lb. bombs or 8 x 2,000-lb. bombs or 12 x 1,600-lb. bombs or 12 X 1,000-lb. bombs or 40 X 500-lb. bombs
They'd blown off a nuclear weapon in the stratosphere, and mucked up the ionosphere and communications all over the world, and it had taken months for things to get right again.
Payload MB-1C mission pod with nuclear weapon (W39Y1-1)
The Boeing Short-Range Attack Missile (SRAM) is a guided nuclear weapon launched from strategic bombers against air defense systems during a bomber's final approach to its target.
Payload 1 gravity nuclear weapon or 20,000 Ibs. bombs
Cocooned in a mechanical and electronic womb he pranced through the foothills and only a very high-yield nuclear weapon would be capable of stopping him.
FMCT, we hope that china will join the moratorium on the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons announced by the other nuclear weapon states.