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A robot bomb deployed by the Germans in World War II.
[German Vergeltungswaffe eins, retaliation weapon (number) one.]
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a robot bomb invented by the Germans in World War II: used esp to bombard London. It was propelled by a pulsejet. Also called: doodlebug, buzz bomb or flying bomb
[from German Vergeltungswaffe revenge weapon]
n., pl. V-1's.
a robot bomb propelled by a pulse-jet engine after launching from land-based catapults: used by the Germans in World War II.
[< German V(ergeltungswaffe) retaliation weapon]