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war·head

 (wôr′hĕd′)
n.
The part of a projectile weapon, such as a missile or torpedo, that contains the explosive or damaging material, such as a nuclear bomb or a chemical agent.

warhead

(ˈwɔːˌhɛd)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the part of the fore end of a missile or projectile that contains explosives

war•head

(ˈwɔrˌhɛd)

n.
the forward section of a missile, bomb, torpedo, or the like, containing the explosive or payload.
[1895–1900]

warhead

That part of a missile, projectile, torpedo, rocket, or other munition which contains either the nuclear or thermonuclear system, high explosive system, chemical or biological agents, or inert materials intended to inflict damage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.warhead - the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agentswarhead - the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
atomic warhead, nuclear warhead, nuke, thermonuclear warhead - the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
Translations
رأس القَذيفَه أو الصّاروخ
sprænghoved
SprengkopfGefechtskopf
taistelukärki
robbanófej
sprengjuoddur
výbušná hlavica
harp başlığı

warhead

[ˈwɔːhed] N [of torpedo] → cabeza f explosiva; [of rocket] → cabeza f de guerra
nuclear warheadcabeza f nuclear

warhead

[ˈwɔːrhɛd] nogive f
nuclear warheads → ogives fpl nucléaireswar hero nhéros m de guerre

warhead

[ˈwɔːˌhɛd] n (Mil) → testata

war

(woː) noun
(an) armed struggle, especially between nations. Their leader has declared war on Britain; The larger army will win the war; the horrors of war; (also adjective) He is guilty of war crimes.
verbpast tense, past participle warred
to fight. The two countries have been warring constantly for generations.
ˈwarlike adjective
(negative unwarlike) fond of, or likely to begin, war. a warlike nation.
ˈwarrior (ˈwo-) noun
a soldier or skilled fighting man, especially in primitive societies. The chief of the tribe called his warriors together; (also adjective) a warrior prince.
war correspondent
a newspaper reporter who writes articles on a war especially from the scene of fighting.
ˈwar-cryplural ˈwar-cries noun
a shout used in battle as an encouragement to the soldiers. `For king and country' was the war-cry of the troops as they faced the enemy.
ˈwar-dance noun
a dance performed by the people of some primitive societies before going to war.
ˈwarfare noun
fighting, as in a war. He refused to fight, because he has religious objections to warfare.
ˈwarhead noun
the explosive section of a missile, torpedo etc. nuclear warheads.
ˈwarhorse noun
a horse used in battle.
ˈwarlord noun
a very powerful military leader.
ˈwarmonger noun
a person who encourages war(s), often for personal reasons.
ˈwarpaint noun
paint applied to the face etc by the people of some primitive societies before going into battle.
ˈwarship noun
a ship used in war or defence.
ˈwartime noun
the time during which a country, a people etc is at war. There is a great deal of hardship and misery in wartime; (also adjective) a wartime economy.
war of nerves
a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting. That game of chess was a war of nerves.
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