V-1


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V-1

(vē′wŭn′)
n.
A robot bomb deployed by the Germans in World War II.

[German Vergeltungswaffe eins, retaliation weapon (number) one.]

V-1

n
(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]

V-1

(ˈviˈwʌn)

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.V-1 - a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bombV-1 - a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
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