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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An extremely large, cannonlike wewapon designed to shoot projectiles over long distances or to launch satellites and spacecraft into orbit without a propulsion or guidance system, as is needed with a missile.

Usage examples (20)
  • Grecian, who has been described as the man who blew the whistle on Saddam Hussein's "supergun", was convicted on similar charges in the United Kingdom in 1992.
  • While Saddam pursued his program to produce missiles and weapons of mass destruction as well as a "supergun" that could hit Tel Aviv, and threatened to "make the fire...
  • This is also an effective weapon, remember the Iraqi supergun?
  • LONDON - British intelligence knew Iraq was developing a supergun years before parts were stopped on their way to for more
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