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Rocket carrying passengers or instruments or a warhead.

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Usage examples (37)
  • If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
  • Cornelio also cautioned the use of the term missile, saying that word suggests the launch of a weapon, which can't be confirmed.
  • It was a TD-2, that longer-term missile we've been hearing about.
  • They use heat detectors to warn us as soon as a missile is fired.
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  • It the naughty altar boy used his "missal" (a book containing prayers for the year) as a "missile" (an object that is thrown or hurled) to shoo the "missel" (a bird) from the window.
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