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See also: mirv
MIRV (plural MIRVs)
- (military) Initialism of ; the independently targettable reentry capsule for a ballistic missile's payload, typically a nuclear weapon, where the missile has multiple instances of such.
- 1989, James Cameron, The Abyss, spoken by Lt. Hiram Coffey (Michael Biehn):
- The M.I.R.V. is a tactical nuke. Uh, fifty kilotons, nominal yield, say… five times Hiroshima.