Exocet

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Exocet

(ˈɛksəʊˌsɛt)
n
(Military) trademark a tactical missile with a high-explosive warhead, which is guided by computer and radar, travels at a very low altitude at high subsonic speed, and has a range of up to 70 km. It may be launched from a ship, aircraft, or submarine
[C20: from French, from New Latin Exocoetus volitans flying fish]
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Noun1.Exocet - a guided missile developed by the French government for use against ships
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices