also mis·sil·ry  (mĭs′əl-rē)
1. The science and technology of making and using guided or ballistic missiles.
2. Missiles considered as a group.
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(ˈmɪsaɪlrɪ) or


1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) missiles collectively
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the design, operation, or study of missiles
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or mis•sil•ry

(ˈmɪs əl ri)

1. the science of the construction and use of missiles.
2. missiles collectively.
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missilery, missilry

1. the science of the design, construction, and launching of guided missiles.
2. guided missiles collectively.
See also: Weaponry
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