antimissile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ missile

Adjective[edit]

antimissile (not comparable)

  1. Designed to intercept and destroy another missile in flight.
    antimissile defense
    antimissile missile

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Noun[edit]

antimissile (plural antimissiles)

  1. A missile or system designed to intercept and destroy another missile in flight.
    • 2003, Edward R. Drachman, Alan Shank, You decide!: controversial global issues (page 89)
      In 1946, it pursued the first antimissiles in Projects Thumper and Wizard. These antimissiles could destroy incoming projectiles traveling at 4000 mph and at altitudes reaching 500000 feet.