doomsday weapon


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doomsday weapon

n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (usually pl) any weapon of extreme lethal or destructive power; superweapon
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. any tactic, strategy, tool, etc that is potentially or demonstrably devastating to an opponent
b. any tactic, strategy, tool, etc that is used as a last resort because it is equally devastating to all parties
3. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (often caps) a hypothetical weapon potentially capable of completely destroying both sides of a conflict, to be used as a deterrent
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And, in any case, what rational human beings would ever resort to this doomsday weapon and so bring an end to humanity as we know it?
Because such a weapon would double up as a dirty bomb and likely belch out radioactive plumes behind it, it has earned the title of a 'doomsday weapon'.
Tuesday DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER ITV4, 9PM James Bond investigates a diamond-smuggling operation, and discovers that behind the scheme is his insidious arch-enemy Blofeld, who is planning to construct a devastating orbital doomsday weapon powered by the precious stones, which will force world powers to disarm and give him global domination.
"It cannot be excluded that one of the Poseidon with a 100 megaton nuclear warhead will lay low off the US coast, becoming 'the doomsday weapon," he observed.
The tremors will be felt in China, the only nation in a position to restrain a vicious leader prepared to starve, torture and murder his country's own oppressed people while developing a doomsday weapon.
The worse news: The Anunnaki only need his Conifer to activate a doomsday weapon of biblical proportions.
"The world has not been the same since those bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and -- as the efforts to curb Iran's nuclear programmes demonstrate -- the threat of the doomsday weapon is very much with us," it said.
The world has not been the same since those bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and as the efforts to curb Iran's nuclear programmes demonstrate the threat of the doomsday weapon is very much with us.
Squealer's doomsday weapon appears to be a human psychic, but all human psychics are psychologically and biologically encoded from birth to automatically die if they kill their own species.
An experimental variant of the V-2 was the A-4 which could have been equipped with a nuclear warhead, the ultimate doomsday weapon.
The IDF leaving the Gaza Strip is tantamount to the abandonment of the residents to terrorism, rockets and the doomsday weapon -- the tunnels.
And as if that wasn''t enough, the villain also plans to turn an experimental planetcreating device into a doomsday weapon.