cruise missile(redirected from Cruise missiles)
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A winged, nonballistic guided missile designed to fly at low altitude along a preprogrammed course to its target.
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) an air-breathing low-flying subsonic missile that is continuously powered and guided throughout its flight and carries a warhead
a winged guided missile designed to fly at low altitudes to avoid radar detection.
Guided missile, the major portion of whose flight path to its target is conducted at approximately constant velocity; depends on the dynamic reaction of air for lift and upon propulsion forces to balance drag.