homing device

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Noun1.homing device - the mechanism in a guided missile that guides it toward its objective
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
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Washington, July 7 (ANI): Purdue University researchers have come up with a new prostate cancer "homing device" that can improve detection, and allow for the first targeted treatment of the disease.
Police fitted a racing pigeon with a homing device in an attempt to catch a poisoner responsible for the deaths of peregrine falcons.
The SEK485m contract, awarded by the main contractor MBDA UK, covers work on the systems and homing device, testing, and development of telemetry units, Saab said.