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cruise missile

n.
A winged, nonballistic guided missile designed to fly at low altitude along a preprogrammed course to its target.

cruise missile

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) an air-breathing low-flying subsonic missile that is continuously powered and guided throughout its flight and carries a warhead

cruise′ miss`ile


n.
a winged guided missile designed to fly at low altitudes to avoid radar detection.
[1960–65]

cruise missile

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.
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Noun1.cruise missile - an unmanned aircraft that is a self-contained bomb
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
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cruise missile

cruise missile

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