What is another word for missiles?

Pronunciation: [mˈɪsa͡ɪlz] (IPA)

Missiles are powerful weapons that are designed to hit their intended targets accurately and with devastating impact. These weapons come in various sizes and shapes and have different modes of operation. Often, the target of the missile determines the type of missile that is launched. There are several synonyms for the word "missiles", which include rocket, projectile, shell, bomb, and warhead. Rockets are a type of missile that is typically powered by chemical propulsion and used for military or civilian purposes. Projectiles are another synonym for missiles that are propelled through the air or water by energy from an external source. In contrast, bombs are heavy explosive devices that are typically dropped from aircraft. Warheads are the explosive or toxic materials that are carried by missiles.

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Usage examples for Missiles

Fortunately, we were kept too busy dodging the storm-driven missiles of water and ice to ponder much over our fate.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
These missiles the musk oxen took good naturedly, merely advancing a few steps to a granite boulder, upon which they sharpened their horn points and awaited further developments.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
Can you keep him there and busy so that he won't notice the missiles coming?
"Fair and Warmer"
E. G. von Wald

Famous quotes with Missiles

  • It has been rumored that we have fired scud missiles into Kuwait. I am here now to tell you, we do not have any scud missiles and I don't know why they were fired into Kuwait.
    Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
  • The Cruise missiles do not frighten anyone. We are catching them like fish in a river. I mean here that over the past two days, we managed to shoot down 196 missiles before they hit their target.
    Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
  • They, astounded at the flash of the armor, and the swiftness of the charge, and attacked by showers of arrows and missiles, half naked as they were, never stopped to resist but gave way.
  • According to the committee's findings, a network of mobile missiles carrying the newest warheads could be tested by China this year and deployed as early as 2002.
    Charles Foster Bass
  • The most used phrase in my administration if I were to be President would be "What the hell you mean we're out of missiles?"
    Glenn Beck

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