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ICBM

abbr.
intercontinental ballistic missile
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ICBM

abbreviation for
(Military) intercontinental ballistic missile: a missile with a range greater than 5500 km
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ICBM

or I.C.B.M.,

intercontinental ballistic missile.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ICBM - a ballistic missile that is capable of traveling from one continent to another
ballistic missile - a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target
Minuteman - a strategic weapon system using a guided missile of intercontinental range; missiles are equipped with nuclear warheads and dispersed in hardened silos
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Translations

ICBM

[ˌaɪsiːbiːˈɛm] n abbr (=intercontinental ballistic missile) → ICBM m, engin m balistique à portée intercontinentale
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ICBM

[ˌaɪsiːbiːˈɛm] n abbr =intercontinental ballistic missileICBM m inv
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