V-2


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V-2

(vē′to͞o′)
n.
A long-range liquid-fuel rocket used by the Germans as a ballistic missile in World War II.

[German Vergeltungswaffe zwei, retaliation weapon (number) two.]

V-2

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a rocket-powered ballistic missile invented by the Germans in World War II: used esp to bombard London. It used ethanol as fuel and liquid oxygen as the oxidizer
[see V-1]

V-2

(ˈviˈtu)

n., pl. V-2's.
a rocket-powered ballistic missile, used by the Germans late in World War II.
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